name an art house movie about two gay HIV positive blokes
December 30, 2004 3:36 PM   Subscribe

YetAnotherHalf-RememberedMovieFilter. So I saw this film, probably in 1992. It was an American, art-house dealie, with two gay HIV positive blokes, who meet, hook up, and drive across the US. [You'll never guess where I put the more]

One of the guys is angry, nihilistic and carries a gun. The other is very SNAG and involved with community support groups and so on. There's a bit where the SNAG type gets bashed by a bunch of homophobes, and then gun-guy goes mental, shoots some people, and they drive off into a dystopian doomed sunset, sort of. Or possibly the gun guy gets bashed, does some shooting, and car-jacks the SNAG one.

So, did I just make this all up, or does such a film really exist? (sorry, I have trouble enough with Hollywood-type actors, I've no idea who was in this)
posted by pompomtom to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
That would be Greg Araki's The Living End.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 3:37 PM on December 30, 2004


Nice one.

How many of your babies would you like me to have?
posted by pompomtom at 3:43 PM on December 30, 2004


I recall it was reviewed as the Gay Thelma & Louise, which I'm sure the filmmakers were just pleased as punch about.
posted by scarabic at 4:38 PM on December 30, 2004


Nice, under one minute, has anyone been keeping records? ;)
posted by abcde at 5:54 PM on December 30, 2004


Nice, under one minute, has anyone been keeping records? ;)

Under a minute, for a question that's been bugging me for about five years.

Ask Mefi is teh r0xx0r.
posted by pompomtom at 6:17 PM on December 30, 2004


I recall it as the gay T&L myself, but I remember more one of the characters always getting obsence phone calls from (what sounded like, iirc) old men, which was something that plagued me in my youth. I haven't seen the movie in 10 years, maybe I should again. [/tangent]
posted by WolfDaddy at 6:27 PM on December 30, 2004


"SNAG"?
posted by ChrisTN at 7:09 PM on December 30, 2004


I wondered myself. Urban Dictionary offers up Sensitive New Age Guy. I can't guarantee that's right, of course.
posted by mojohand at 7:57 PM on December 30, 2004


Who likes re-pe-ti-tious music?
(Sensitive New Age Males)
Who likes re-pe-ti-tious music?
(Sensitive New Age Males)"
posted by lodurr at 7:59 PM on December 30, 2004


Ah, thanks. Never heard that one before.
posted by ChrisTN at 8:39 PM on December 30, 2004


Yeah, sensitive new age guy is what I meant.
posted by pompomtom at 2:03 AM on December 31, 2004


[derail] Actually, lodurr, in the Christine Lavin song, it's also Sensitive New Age Guys. If you know the song, my favorite line is always "we're sensitive, but not that sensitive!" but I suppose you had to be there. [/derail]
posted by mojohand at 10:30 AM on December 31, 2004


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