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Christian Taylor is a 30-something Brit, a protege' of producer Alan Ball who had a steady gig as writer/producer of HBO's successful series "Six Feet Under." He agrees to have a documentary crew film him in action on the set, and forgets that his microphone is live when he goes in for a private meeting with Alan Ball, who fires him as the show wraps its current season. The film crew hunts down Taylor, who has relocated to Las Vegas to explore the possibility of becoming a dancer, likely a "chorusboy" in a production show. Unaware that the crew had overheard his firing, he tells them that he is in Vegas to do "research" on a future film project, and has them follow him around to meetings with agents, dance classes and auditions. He lives with a friend who had worked as a dancer in a chorus, and who is honest with him that he is too old, too short and somewhat out of shape to compete with the more experienced dancers he will encounter in auditions. Taylor finds that he even has to lie about his experience and training to get an audition, but he perseveres, gradually works his way to a mediocre dance ability, and continues auditioning. A few (obviously contrived and overdone) emotional scenes reveal he is also lonely and afraid of his future prospects, and considers the film crew to be a support system in his quest.Read more ›
And instead, Showboy is a very nice movie. At the beginning, Christian Taylor was so good, that I was almost believing that it was his real story I was looking at. He is a mix of innocence and reality, has a way to pass you his feelings without word.
Adrian Armas' character is again, the dream date, he has two/three scenes, but everytime he is on the screen, he shines. He has not actually a nice character, he is selfish and uncaring, he doesn't realize Christian's feelings, but well, this is what most "dream date" are, unreachable, isn't it?
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This movie is so West Coast/Hollywood, with its feeble-brained but pretty-faced lead character and its earnest striving to appear culturally relevant. Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by Marco Polo "Bruce"
An American dream release in a same-gender-attracted dancer's case: one works hard to make it in a show-business with no protectors-or they were left outside a curtain? Read morePublished on October 26, 2010 by Michael Kerjman