Gerontophilia is a 2013 Canadian romantic comedy film directed by Bruce LaBruce and written by LaBruce and Daniel Allen Cox It was screened in the Vanguard section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival
Described as a gay Harold and Maude, the film follows Lake, a young man who takes a job in a nursing home and develops a romantic and sexual attraction to Mr Peabody, a senior citizen resident in the facility Unlike most of LaBruce's earlier films, Gerontophilia is not sexually explicit; instead, LaBruce chose to adapt his traditional themes of sexual taboo into a film more palatable to a mainstream audience
- 1 Summary
- 2 Cast
- 3 Production
- 4 Release
- 41 Critical reception
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Lake is an 18 year old college student who discovers that he has a romantic attraction to men who happen to be a few years older than him, even though he's already in a relationship with his girlfriend Désirée One day, he applies for a nursing job at a retirement home; while there he meets an older man named Mr Peabody, the two of become close friends as Lake is working at the facility After a while, the two men develop an odd but romantic and sexual relationship with each other; after noticing that the residents are being overdosed on their medication by the employees, Lake decides to take Peabody off his daily medication and help him escape to a better place This results in the two of them taking a cross-country road trip together that deepens their bond for each other
- Walter Borden as Mr Peabody
- Pier-Gabriel Lajoie as Lake
- Marie-Hélène Thibault as Marie
- Katie Boland as Désirée
- Yardly Kavanagh as Nurse Baptiste
- Shawn Campbell as Bradley Nelson
- Jean-Alexandre Létourneau as Kevin
- Dana Wright as Dina
- Brian D Wright as Mr Guerrero
Bruce LaBruce gave Gerontophilia an almost timeless appearance, creating a 1970s atmosphere by shooting the film with an ARRI Alexis whilst using some Zeiss prime lenses from the era
The film received funding from both Telefilm Canada and SODEC, as well as a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo
Dave Croyle of Gay Essential in his review of the film stated that it was "A captivating story of love, loss, and personal exploration"
Rakesh Ramchurn of The Independent commented "It is rare that I would salute a predominantly underground director’s move towards mainstream film making, but by toning down the sex and nudity of his previous works, LaBruce has made a film that I hope will be enjoyed by wide audiences in the months to come"
- ^ Box Office Mojo http://wwwboxofficemojocom/movies/id=gerontophiliahtm Retrieved 2015-06-05 Missing or empty |title= help
- ^ a b c "Bruce LaBruce's 'Gerontophilia' to Shoot This Summer Canada-Wide" The Hollywood Reporter, May 22, 2012
- ^ "Gerontophilia" TIFF Archived from the original on August 17, 2013 Retrieved 2013-08-11
- ^ "Marie-Hélène Thibault et Pier-Gabriel Lajoie dans «Gerontophilia», un film de Bruce LaBruce tourné à Montréal" The Huffington Post, December 19, 2012
- ^ Dave Croyle 2014 "Sexual Revolution, Gay Essential Talks to Bruce LaBruce" Gay Essential Retrieved 10 December 2014
- ^ "Bruce LaBruce Wants Help to Make 'Gerontophilia'" Out, December 19, 2012
- ^ Dave Croyle 2014 "Film Review: Gerontophilia Highlights Personal Exploration" Gay Essential Retrieved 10 December 2014
- ^ Alexander Ryll 2014 "Essential Gay Themed to Watch, Gerontophilia" Gay Essential Retrieved 10 December 2014
- Gerontophilia on IMDb
- Gerontophilia at Box Office Mojo
- Gerontophilia at Rotten Tomatoes
- Gerontophilia at Metacritic
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