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Learning to Love
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Tough Love from Comedian ANT
Man 2 Man: A Gay Man's Guide to Finding Love by Christopher Hines True in terms of finding a man, the gay community has always been ahead of the game. From back page ads to chat lines, to internet dating sites and smartphone aps; you name it, we've always made use of the latest technology to get to grips with a man. Yet do any of these mediums actually work for love, as against sex? For some; undoubtedly. For others; not so. All of which brings Hines back to the heart of the matter, for whilst physical attraction undoubtedly plays a vital part, falling in love with the person, as against the body beautiful, is what makes for a lasting bond. Not that l'amour does not have to be worked at, a simple fact that finds a lot of men, sexuality irrelevant, more at ease with casual sex, than striving to keep a relationship alive and in particular taking time out to resolve problems, be it with or without professional help, before what is, turns out to be what was. In this respect, Hines seeks the advice of a series of psychologists and experts in the field of matchmaking, before turning to those truly in the know, namely a set of committed same-sex couples who share every day of their life together, in a monogamous loving relationship.
Professionally shot and edited and packed with a sensual array of buffed to perfection hunks in trunks, Hines closes his telling piece with a list of summary points on how to find and equally keep your man, having added a number of self-help guides to the DVD as a bonus. All of which makes for a wonderfully informative, if at times somewhat stating the obvious feature, one that beautifully illustrates that the path to love can take many twists and turns, before you may well find yourself standing next to your Mr Right. Only and as Hines poignantly asks: are you looking to get laid, or are you looking to fall in love? --David Hall - Gay Celluloid
A new documentary from journalist Christopher Hines examines attempts by gay men to find and keep true love. Man 2 Man features interviews from a variety of gay men. One of them, Alan Downs, wrote the book Velvet Rage: Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man s World. In the interview footage, Downs looks honestly at how negative images and messages gays receive from the people they trust and admire make it difficult to see themselves as worthy of a lasting, loving relationship.
Comedian Ant provides levity to a largely serious film, but also provides surprising insight into the sometimes unrealistic expectations of gay men. Some of his best comments actually appear in the DVD extras.
Other interview subjects range from psychologists to couples and single men, as well as matchmakers, web site owners, and even the creator of Grindr. The interviews show not only the diversity of the gay male community but also a diversity in what gay men want from a relationship. Hines presents it all in a nonjudgmental manner, letting the men speak openly about what they see as working and not working.
Despite the frustrations and failures Hines captures at times, he also includes positive and hopeful messages about gay men finding true love. His film shows how gay relationships vary, and how approaches to a successful relationship can differ according to the individuals involved.
I suggest Man 2 Man for any gay men who want to find or strengthen romantic relationships, as well as for anyone who wants to understand what life is like for gay men. The fast pace, the mixture of perspectives, and the frank talk turn Man 2 Man into an interesting conversation that should spark more conversations.
Christopher Hines also directed The Butch Factor and The Adonis Factor for his film company, Rogue Culture. His film Legalize Gay will premiere soon on Logo. --Duane Simolke - This Week in Texas
they hit it right on the head...lol...gay men and myself are very into physical...looks tend to be the driving force..a lot of good pointers and advise on how to find love.... Read morePublished 2 months ago by anthony jones
I know Brendan O Hara who was in the movie. He is a great guy and knowing him lends credibility to the picture.
Don't bother! Didn't finish the flick as it was THAT horrible! Chris Hines needs to go back to film school!Published 8 months ago by AmericanFlyer
a great gay mans guide to finding a keeping love...nothing we really dont know
however its good to see it in movie form.
This film talks about relationship although some info no longer available. Not a good nor great Doc. I expected more I wanted more of that WOW Factor and it didn't.Published 9 months ago by Doriam Sanchez
Truthful and informative documentary. It captures the reality of gay courtship in the context of a monogamous "man-2-man" relationship. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Shane