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Reclaiming a past not forgotten
on December 17, 2002
Shot entirely on location in Budapest, "Pools of Desire" features a former soldier seeking to reclaim an emotional relationship with a fellow soldier, now gone, in wartime. Looking to rekindle that emotional fire at a bathhouse, the pools of the ex-soldier's desires are just that: a community pool where, in this one, eight men engage in water recreation while nude. Their interaction does indeed reawaken the former soldier's desire for same-sex emotional and physical fulfillment. The video is exemplary in not depicting sexual interaction and conveying instead that same-sex attractions don't have to be sexual in nature. The models are not bad looking, and their recreational touching is more a romantic than sexual enticement. In romanticizing one man's search for same-sex emotional (not sexual) fulfillment, the video is worth the watch.