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.