Cut Sleeve Boys
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In the end, "Cut Sleeve Boys" is about the power of friendship and being true to yourself. Unfortunately, it trivializes things like promiscuity and drug addiction. Still, it's a fun diversion.
What I really disliked was the outcome of Todd's character. Initially he is successful in the fashion world and he does get his digs into Mel at the end (deserving, I might add), but then winds up a male prostitute. I suppose that's was meant for comedy, but to me it was a disservice to a young man who only wanted to be loved and settle into a serious relationship. This character deserved better.
The funniest and sweetest scenes were with Ash, a soft-spoken, demure swish who is looking for "Mr. Right." His attempts to find a partner is both touching and hilarious. He tries cross-dressing to attract a more butch, straight-acting partner and ends up with Ross, the ex-boyfriend of a cross-dressing friend. Their relationship has its ups and downs, and interestingly, Ash re-enacts the "cut sleeve" poem with Ross, though for different reasons.Read more ›
Let's say, first of all, that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that really nobody in this film is particularly unattractive. The story line about them worrying about their looks and hair patch/ bo tox, etc., really doesn't amount to much.
By far the more interesting story lines surround one guy's interest in another man who likes cross-dressing men. And the other guy inexplicably lands a drop-in roommate who wants desperately to be his lover, but there seems to always be something or someone in the way.
There are great moments of truth and humanity in this film and I found myself rewinding to see some of the moments again. Truly there is some real talent here. The story, however, for me at least, is the basis and foundation for any good film, and here, unfortunately, it meanders all over the place and goes from nowhere to unresolved and illogical. All ends with a dull thud. It's really a shame.
I wasn't thrilled with the casual way drug use was treated and didn't think it was necessary to further the plot or "develop" the characters.
So I would suggest you rent this as there is enough talent here to merit your time, but be warned that the story is kind of lacking. Kudos to those involved for this worthy effort; maybe next time the quality of the story will match the rest of the talent.
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