Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 1997. Latin Boys Production, Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion, Fernando Colomo Producciones Cinematográficas S.L., Strand Releasing, Stance Company, GM Films, PRO-FUN media Filmverleih, Galan Entertainment. Screenplay by Andre Salas, Ela Troyano, additional dialogue by Alina Troyano, based on the novel by Andre Salas. Cinematography by James Carman. Produced by Jurgen Bruning. Music by John Zorn. Production Design by Uzi Parnes. Costume Design by Uzi Parnes. Film Editing by Brian A. Kates.
Roughly shot, low-budget indie about a Latino boy in Los Angeles who has trouble coming to terms with his own sexuality, especially considering he has very strong feelings about his cousin with whom he shares a bedroom. There’s also a subplot involving a psychotically jealous lover who guards his model boyfriend like a hawk, and a female photographer doing a series of nudes of Latin men, which is where the film gets its title. Grimy and subversive, this film has limited appeal but is not completely without merit.