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Joshua Tree, 1951  A Portrait of James Dean

Joshua Tree, 1951 A Portrait of James Dean 15 rating

A sensuous and sexy snapshot from the life of James Dean, capturing moments from the years before his career took off.

Biopic 2012 94 mins

Director: Matthew Mishory

Overview

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”).