This gorgeous biopic depicts the years before James Dean (played by James Preston, a former Abercrombie & Fitch model) became a cinema idol, imagining his affair with an unnamed male roommate and other men and women in his life.
It’s a very queer (in both content and gaze) and poetic portrait of young man willing to compromise to meet his ambitions (“if they want me, they're gonna have to pay”).
- Matthew Mishory
- James PrestonDan GlennDalilah RainEdward Singletary Jr
- Contains strong language, once very strong, strong sex & sex references
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