dishing the sex text dirt on adolescent sexual awakening
More concerned with his hair than helping his sister out in the local store, gay teen Israel is forever to be found sexting his best friend Louie, so as to dish the dirt on whose not a virgin anymore. And one thingís for certain, Louie isnít, prone as he is to boasting about his latest sexapades as they walk around the South East LA community of their birth. Only when the opportunity arises for Israel to get intimate with Latino stud Ricky, is he prepared to finally raise to the occasion, or will his pledge of only doing it when his dental braces come off, stay true?
Sweet on film, graphic on audio, this warm hearted take on the pains of adolescent sexual awakening is laced with the sex talk of those eager to experience their first manly encounter, only to be repulsed by tales of those already in the know.
That the scenes never get any hotter than stripped-to-the-waist musician turned actor Octavio Altamirano aka Ricky delivering his own song, is not the point, given it's the contrasting camaraderie between Jeff Martin as sex wise Louie and Matthew Monge as chaste Israel that charms, perfectly capturing the mindset of the youth of today and their seeming obsession with texting, sex and well put it this way - just donít touch their hair. Need more be said?
Gay Visibility - coming-of-age style.
Nudity - strictly from the waist up.
Overall - file under ... 3 stars.
available on DVD as part of the Peccadillo Pictures catalogue - 'Boys on Film 3: American Boy' release
starring: Matthew Monge, Jeff Martin, Octavio Altamirano, Lainnie Contreras, Gabriel Romero, Yolanda Rubio-Soto, Jose J Garcia, Charlene Roach