Faith and Desire………Desire and Fate
...the last American Musical Comedy. “A real cult film, like an episode of 'I Love Lucy' done by the 'Twilight Zone' as a Hollywood musical.”
Handsome Young Stud, Mr. Loveboy scene from movie, Love Thing
"Can you really love yourself too much?"
Civilization is not lost, Mr. Loveboy has arrived. As we all know, the self-help guru Mr. Loveboy (Henry Honolulu) guarantees to transform any unloved housewife into an adored and satisfied one, what he calls a “fabulous housewife.” Inside our suburban home, he takes charge of the situation and asks Chi-Chi (Joaquin La Habana) to make him a strong cocktail. When alone with the TV audience, he lets his guard down and tells them a little secret about himself. Loveboy then gets excited by his own revelation in a strange display of narcissism. Before he can reach a climax, Chi-Chi returns with the drinks and they toast the successful outcome of their session together.
TV Family Bedtime.
Answers the question, “What happens after the marriage?”
This parody of the classic TV situation comedy from yesteryear takes a surreal detour as our scene opens during the nightly kabuki dance between husband Bill (Ray Matthews) and wife Chi-Chi (Joaquin La Habana) over their love life. Entering this bedroom of marital bliss is the gay son, Junior (Joseph Montalbo) who is also a little frustrated that night being disappointed by his dream date. Traditional family dynamics are turned upside down as Junior’s youthful, permissive attitude towards sex appears like an uncomfortable reminder to his “parents” of their own past. But as laughter and applause is heard in the background is this family living for themselves or TV ratings and audience approval?
Silver Dancer poses from the movie, Love Thing.
"It’s summertime, the birds, the bees… and the boys."
This scene opens in NYC’s West Village on a hot afternoon in that mythical time, the late 1970’s. Our gay son, Junior (Joseph Montalbo) is pacing back and forth beneath the “Come to Man’s Country” sign on Sheridan Square. He then begins his cruising odyssey walking down Christopher St. and checking out a few places but is a little bored because nothing is happening. Relaxing by the Hudson River piers, Junior focuses on an object of desire and begins imagining the possibilities. However, the daydreaming takes a dark, surreal turn as other sexy spirits (portrayed by performance artist Uzi Parnes) enter the fantasy playground in his mind and vie for attention. The daydream suddenly turns into a prophetic nightmare but Junior awakens to make sure his man doesn’t get away. He isn’t Al Pacino from the future movie, “Cruising” but maybe James Franco from “Interior. Leather Bar.”