The Skinny NR

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(120) IMDb 6.3/10

From the director of "Noah's Arc" comes a sexy new comedy featuring a cast of five effervescent buppies reuniting during New York City's gay pride weekend one year after graduating from Brown University. "Full of drama, suspense, sex and emotion" (TheFabFemme.com), THE SKINNY delivers on multiple levels in what critics and fans alike are calling Patrik-Ian Polk's most daring film to date.

Starring:
Jussie Smollett, Anthony Burrell
Runtime:
1 hour 40 minutes

The Skinny

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Patrik-Ian Polk
Starring Jussie Smollett, Anthony Burrell
Supporting actors Blake Young-Fountain, Shanika Warren-Markland, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Jennia Fredrique, Wilson Cruz, B. Scott, Darryl Stephens, Joshua Cruz, Michael Franklin, Austin Patrick McBride, Dustin Ross, Robb Sherman
Studio TSBB Releasing, Inc.
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

Thank you for such a great piece of work.
movie watcher
Absolutely found this to be a charm while still dealing with real life issues in the world of black gays.
AL
I loved the movie and want more videos of its kind.
Darwin Fair

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By movie watcher on July 25, 2012
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This movie was absolutely brilliant. I didnt like some of the feminine acts of the characters at first but once I got into the story lines, I was intrigued. So much of this movie tells a story about what happens when love takes over, and when lust is present. Each chatacter brought something different to mind as they engaged in every scene. Sabastain experienced what happens at a lot of gay prides and gatherings when drugs are involved. Magnus' love is so strong in this movie. Kyle is beautiful, and outgoing. Joey is somewhat shy and knowledgable at the same time. Langston (the girl) is georgeous, and lovable, and loves her gay boy friends. They have such a strong bond, even after dissappointment takes place. I learned a lot from viewing this movie for a second time in two days. There were things that i missed in the first viewing. Thank you for such a great piece of work. I will add it to my movie list for future viewings!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By jb on August 4, 2012
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OUTSTANDING BLACK GAY MOVIE, LOGO NEEDS TO BRING THIS TO THE NETWORK AS A SERIES AND ALSO NOAH'S ARC.. STORYLINE IS HONEST AND TRUE TO YOUNG GAY BLACK MEN.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ATRICKOFFATE on October 26, 2012
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The movie is quite great; and Patrik-Ian Polk always does an excellent job in characterizing the issue surrounding black gay culture. The acting is manifested as people living in a real life situation, and the viewers are easily drawn into the plot and characters lives in a cerebral, virtual reality kind of way. What makes this movie so poignant is that it deals with real struggles that parallel the gay and straight lives on a day to day basis. The fantasy is so miniscule in the movie, until you really don't notice any element of fiction. I only wish that I could have been a real performer in the movie - the casts seem to have had fun as it turned out to be a real hoot. Nevertheless, I know that they had to work their butts off, in order to pull off something that was quite seamless; so serious; and so essential at this time in America, during these elections times; it is simply another academic medium to educate people regarding the need for gay marriages, gay rights, and illustrate the daily and consistent struggles that gays deal with, which are often the same for straight people; perhaps many people will decide that this kind of message will be impertinent or irrelevant to them, as so many people are dead set on hating people without reason; and feel that it is appropriate to insinuate themselves into gay bedrooms; nevertheless, would have the confetti falling and the band playing to get their points across that their bedrooms as heterosexuals are "off limits." I found it challenging to view the rape scene however, and found myself fast forwarding the segment involving the date rape, and the insidious drug inducement given to the character "Sebastian" as I replay the movie again and again.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Zanthus7 on August 9, 2012
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I have watched a lot of movies via Amazon video library and never felt compelled to write a review, until now. Patrick-Ian Polk has done it again!! I did not think he could out-do himself with "Noah's Arc" but he has in this film. "The Skinny" has a realism that I can relate and understand because the movie setting is east coast, New York City. The club scene, the street scene, and even the pride parade festival is realistic. The storyline of the characters are brilliantly written. "The Skinny" is a definite must add to my DVD collection. The first time I saw this movie was on the Logo network. Unfortunately, Logo has a policy that place limits on language and sexual graphics, so I was a little disappointed in how that network presented the film but intrigued enough to hunt it down to watch without limits. To my amazement, Amazon video has it. I love how Patrick-Ian has actors from past films such as "Noah's Arc" and "Finding Me." Everything about this film is amazing and I highly recommend adding it to your video collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Whitney Serrant on November 1, 2013
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I heard about this movie when it was in the theaters but I did not get a chance to see it.

This was a very CRISP & CLEAR copy that I viewed in my BluRay player (even though this was a DVD).

I'm so glad Amazon offered this DVD at a GREAT price!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Hayes on February 11, 2013
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story line was cool but you bout could tell how it was going to be did not like the ending
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By WJA on January 27, 2013
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The film of course is good, but it lack the real true about gay man. I hate watch movie the always put gay down in a bad way. I don't want to see movie that always have gay man using drug, cheating, hunting for sex. Not every gay man live like that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charlie B. on January 26, 2013
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What was most enjoyable about this movie was the fact that it was honest and really depicted life for the typical African-American gay male of today. Although Noah's Arc broke barriers, it always lacked that sense of depth and identification that its general core audience expected, and to some aspects, seemed very dated. The Skinny is young and fresh, and Patrick-Ian Polk nails capturing that essence in this tale of 5 friends' romp in New York City during Pride. The writing is very smart, the dialogue at times marring the lines between witty and emotional; the acting was on point, which made its translation seamless. The characters, though stereotypical of these types of films, were not over-exaggerated to the point that they became more like caricatures and less like real people, something I felt his previous projects were guilty of. We've all encountered the hopeless romantic (Magnus), the selfish playboy who knows he can get anything he wants (Kyle), the naive and susceptible youngin (Sebastian), or insecure and self-absorbed perfectionist (Langston and Joey) at some point in our life, and being gay makes these qualities no less easier to abandon. There's not much bad to say about this movie. Informative, not a whole bunch of skin to the point it bordered soft-core porn, and just overall a joy to watch. I only hope Polk continues to use this format as a platform for his next project. A must see.
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