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Interviews with cast and crew
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS THE UNRATED DIRECTOR'S CUT.
In Amsterdam in 1984, punks and youthful drifters could find a glamorous fantasy world among the city s late night dance clubs and cabarets. It s this promise of adventure and opportunity that attracts Frank, a high school aged runaway from Luxembourg who s recently come out of the closet. Thanks to his good looks, he soon earns a place at the House of Boys, a cabaret that s famous for it s troupe of male dancers, its extravagant performances, and its eccentric Madame (Udo Kier). But, as Frank finds friendship and explores his passion for music and performing, news of a mysterious gay cancer puts a dark cloud over his newfound sense of freedom.
This colorful coming-of-age story captures the excess, optimism and, ultimately, devastation of the 1980s as the early AIDS crisis swept across the world. Featuring a soundtrack full of rock-and-roll hits and a cast of rising young stars, House of Boys is a stylish drama told with compassion and bittersweet nostalgia.
The movie gives a wonderful depiction of the early understanding of Aids and its treatment. I appreciate the uninhibited showing of how ugly this disease could be, and how... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Daniel N. Hogan
The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five, was that it was a sad story. I had hoped for a happy ending. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kenny1948
So well done in every way possible. A superb film about a very sad subject!Published 10 months ago by William Lance Lenon