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Man 2 Man: A Gay Man's Guide to Finding Love


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  • Actors: Alan Downs, Patrick Perrine, ANT, Will Mahan, Spencer Reed
  • Directors: Christopher Hines
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Rogue Culture Productions
  • DVD Release Date: March 12, 2012
  • Run Time: 65 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0071C1DH4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #274,974 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Learning to Love

Putting Away Your Baggage

First Date Tips

Tough Love from Comedian ANT

Review

This instructive work finds noted director Christopher Hines of The Butch and Adonis Factor fame opting to narrate, rather than take the spotlight away from his subject, as he sets out on a quest to discover the reason as to why so few gay man find true love, in spite of so many desiring a long-term partner. Canvassing the views of a seemingly endless line-up of cuties who in spite of their eye-candy styled looks are still searching for the one. Hines is set to unearth many a cold hard fact, not least being the emotional baggage that many a gay man, often unknowingly, carries around with him, issues that can hinder the love process itself and here cue the like of parental rejection, sexual denial, low self esteem, let alone the painful episode for some, that is coming out. But once dealt with and knowing what you are looking for in a relationship and more importantly what is preventing you from finding one, just how easy is it to find a man who may turn out to be your soul mate in life?

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

Customer Reviews

I expected more I wanted more of that WOW Factor and it didn't.
Doriam Sanchez
It portrayed different personality types and their struggle to find love in a not so accepting world.
Travisty
Didn't buy a copy as I don't remember it being worth watching a second time too soon.
Cellaich

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Travisty on June 7, 2012
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This documentary reminded me of the 80's classic teen movie, "The Breakfast Club" but with less neon and more gayer. Also, no one put lipstick on with there breasts. It portrayed different personality types and their struggle to find love in a not so accepting world. Just like the struggle a lot of us had with our identities in high school and the "gay-world" can sometimes seem like never-ending High School. You have the never-satisfied "princess", the self-defeating "jock", the buckle-under-pressure "geek", the rebellious "rebel", and the self-explanatory "freak". Very good watch!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By FlightPrince on October 17, 2013
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Now I normally do not get all excited about a. . . documentary. At all. But this was one that's really been long in coming for those who are part of the Broken Hearts Club.

If you have an hour, and want to know more about the gay community, and why it's so difficult to find a date, or be in a monogamous, long-term relationship; why gay men have been so shallow, or even why it's just so difficult to connect with others (besides the fact that they're shallow), this will probably give you a lot of answers to those questions.

All in all, it's really refreshing to see purely gay men being open and honest about the long-term relationship scene in the gay world, and providing the answers to help correct that. (I was also surprised by some of the statistics they have, such as only 1/3 - 1/2 of gay men are in relationships, and only 50% in relationships are monogamous.)

If you're looking to better your life, or your prospects for finding Mr. Right, then I highly recommend this video.

It's only an hour, but it's got a strong yet very relaxed message, and I think everyone should watch it.

(And there's tons of eye candy, too!)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Craig Haynes on October 2, 2013
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I commend the producers and willing participants in this "how-to" guide to healthy gay/lesbian relationships. The emphasis here is on gay men, but the principles of finding and working-out relationships of all kinds, are the same regardless of the coupled gender mix. I really appreciated the emphasis here on the analysis part of gay male relationships. The film spends time analyzing why gay men in relationships often fail. It is partly gender, partly psychosocial. Nonetheless, the primary message that cannot be overemphasized and which the film's therapists and participants repeat is: "KNOW THYSELF." It won't be easy work, but know yourself and be aware of the impact that growing-up being rejected and judged has had on your self-esteem and value as a human being. While there are other layers that affect an individual's development (i.e., political and cultural matters), familial dysfunction is probably the primary influence and the most convoluted and challenging to 'unpack'. Familial dysfunction is the norm in American families (and international families also). The PBS popular family psychologist, John Bradshaw (not in this film) once commented that 98% of American families are dysfunctional and the other 2% are in denial, in other words, you are not alone. In the case of families with gay children, the dysfunction may increase exponentially (or so it seems) and impacts the gay individual in ways that are delayed in terms of their emergence and the ability of the individual to confront the issues. My own belief is that the damage of familial dysfunction never goes away--the pain, with all of the attendant symptoms (e.g., broken relationships, isolation, addiction, etc.) will emerge unless the individual goes through intense therapy either on their own or with the help of a licensed professional.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midnight-Drew on July 29, 2014
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It was a nice documentry that gave us insights for finding a releationship and love. Also the men are pretty. You'd surprise at how many are looking for love. Whether you looking for advice or just want to watch something you can releate your sexuality to, then here you go, however, as for my lesbian sistas...look else where unless you find two males hot or curious for some wisdom.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MountainMan on May 10, 2014
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PROs
(Most are common sense)

Match expectations with reality;
We all look for someone who we feel is just a little bit out of our reach because that is where attraction starts;
Be flexible in what you are looking for;
Look past the physical if you want it to last (DUH!);
Make yourself happy first and be who you are;
Avoid at all costs, criticism, defensiveness, contempt or talking down to someone or name-calling, and stone-walling that is an act of aggression;
Work on your friendship and on staying connected;
Co-create.

One comment made was "Loving someone means taking on their problems in addition to your own." I think it is important to add don't become codependent; that is, don't look to your partner to "fix" you and don't try to "fix" your partner. Accept each other as is.

I liked learning about the couple at the end who described how they "opened" their relationship but realized that was not going to work because one of them noticed that the other was becoming more intimate with others in addition to just having sex so they decided to stop the "open" relationship.

I also liked how they realize that arguments are ok as long as no one placed blame on the other and "You have to have a willingness to be hurt and be there for one another when it gets ugly."

CONS

Watch the first 10 minutes and skip to the last 20 minutes because:
What on earth does a description of hookup sites like Grindr and Manhunt have to do with finding REAL love?
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