The Living End

(USA, 1992, 84 minutes)

A freelance writer in Los Angeles finds out he is HIV-positive and hooks up with a similarly positive male prostitute who believes his status places him above law and society. What seems on the surface a rather bewildering homemade hodge-podge of styles and ideas disguised as a no-budget road movie needs context to be fully understood as one of the key movies of the American “queer cinema” of the early 1990s.

A Strand Releasing/Desperate Pictures presentation/production.
Starring Craig Gilmore and Mike Dytri.
Directed, written, photographed (in colour) and edited by Gregg Araki; original music by Cole Coonce.


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