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Tricks of Love.

FALLING IN LUST AGAIN WITH THREE ROMANTIC COMEDIES

FINDING NORTH JUNE 4 TRICK JULY 23 BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE AUGUST 13

Amid all the sci-fi spectacles and other jetsam and flotsam of summer

escapism, it falls to several indie movies to provide recognizable slices of contemporary lesbian and gay life. In Trick, a hit at the Sundance Film Festival in January, a young Broadway composer named Gabriel spends one long night searching for a place to tryst with go-go boy Mark (John Paul Pitoc), while Tori Spelling (yes, that Tori Spelling) provides the comic relief. Christian Campbell plays tres gai Gabriel--and the actor, who's straight, is already tired of the press asking stupid questions: "I've played murderers and rapists, and no one asks me if I had a reluctance playing those kinds of parts. Some people's priorities are a little off."

Lesbian lovers take center stage in Better Than Chocolate, a Canadian film in which Karyn Dwyer must hide her burgeoning romance with Christina Cox from her mom and brother, who have just moved in with her. And in Finding North, a gay widower (Love! Valour! Compassion!' s John Benjamin Hickey) becomes the object of Wendy Makkena's affections as the two unlikely traveling companions find themselves on a Texas road trip.
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Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Date:Jun 8, 1999
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