Gay Fort Lauderdale (Netflix Version)
Apparently the large gay population in Broward is doing more than just having sex in public bathrooms. They're (gasp!) watching movies. Lots and lots of movies.
The most popular rental movie in the Fort Lauderdale area right now, according to Netflix, is "Boy Culture." The synopsis:
A male prostitute with the enigmatic name of X (Derek Magyar) carefully avoids personal intimacy and affection, and is only interested in sex when he's being paid for it. X maintains his stoic approach to sex and love until one of his regular customers (Patrick Bauchau) tempts him to reconsider his position by sharing a meaningful story.
Also on the short list:
-- Shock to the System (a gay detective story with "no shortage of suspects -- including Hale's homophobic mom (Morgan Fairchild) and a shady shrink (Michael Woods) who runs a clinic that tries to transform homosexuals into heterosexuals") --The Mudge Boy (about a kid who starts dressing like his mother after her death) -- C.R.A.Z.Y. (about a boy growing up gay in Canada) -- Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds ("Kyle's silly attempts to prove that Troy is gay lead to a series of confusing hookups and farcical situations") -- Another Gay Movie (where three friends " all want the same thing -- to lose their virginity -- and they'll paint the town lavender to do so") -- Small Town Gay Bar (a documentary set in Mississippi) -- A Love To Hide (a gay Nazi flick set in Paris) -- Rick and Steve: Season 1 (an animated show about "the happiest gay couple in the world" living on "Lahunga Beach").
All together, seven of the Top Ten most popular flicks locally are gay as Jim Naugle's pink Polo shirts. None appear to be set around public toilets, but it's time for action nonetheless. Mayor, prepare the microphone. And somebody get Rev. Dozier on the horn, stat!
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