Michael Saul’s first collection of shorts, TRUE LOVE, was a broad sampling of the many different aspects of gay love affairs. CRUSH is an anthology of four stories that examine the many feelings of longing and love in gay relationships. In DON'T ASK, a devoted couple is forced to confront their feelings regarding love and war when one of them begins to question his military service. The obsessions of an eager teenager lead him into the arms of a fellow classmate who hides a dangerous but erotic secret in BLOODLINE. In STROKES, despise turns to affection as a young student learns some difficult life lessons when he accepts an internship with a surly, world-famous artist. Lastly, BREATHE explores the true meaning of having a crush. Told from the overly romanticized writings of a teen-ager for his classmate, BREATHE depicts the haunting beauty of first love.
Cast & Crew
- Seriina Covarrubias - Judy
- Jorge Diaz - Michael Lopez
- Sean Edwards - James
- Nick Endres - Christian Highsmith
- Kyle Fain - Mark
- Edwin Kho - Brian
- Megan Lee - Jeremy's sister
- Roman Marshanski - Jeremy's Bully
- Marc Siciliani - Robert Brooks
- Rob Westin - Gerald Paisley
- Stephen Tyrone Williams - Cameron
- Dennis Yeap - Jeremy
Reviews(see the best reviews)
I watched Crush. Interesting but strange how the 4 stories were put together.
It was pretty good. I watched all three stories except Bloodline.
50% Two good ones. Two - bad? Personal opinion, mind you.
The best one: The "military" couple, by far.
Some of the others: "What does it take to become a rock musician? A guitar
and no talent."
And gay vampires??? Give it a break. We all have better things to do.
Yes - I did find it enjoyable, different - almost fascinating... The different nature of the four stories; most a departure from the formula gay movie in total, but even a couple of the stories were themselves unique. While vampire films & TV shows have been all the rage - even that episode was presented quite different than what we've seen to date. Most of the actors & technical aspects were quite good and if not exactly Oscar caliber they all turned in yeoman work! You may not love all four - one or more may not be to your taste, but you'll find something to appreciate in most - if not all, the stories.
Some great production values! Very worth watching!
Very enjoyable. Worth watching.
Poignant short clips. Hard to pick my fav. They all seem to convey, recall my youthful tenderness and angst.
Definitely worth watching. Some unique story angles and some not so unique. I was happy to see attention on the content, but without some higher production values, it is only able to reach a certain level of polish.
Very well done. "Stroke" and "Breathe" were my favorites....Stroke with beautiful men.
I clicked on this movie, but, honestly, only expected another poor anthology movie similar to the 'Boy's Life' series. What I found was far more. Four stories that well told, well written and, overall, well acted. Four stories that seemed far closer to real life than so many others I've seen. Even in Bloodline, the emotional content was true and real regardless of the fanciful nature of the story itself. I thoroughly enjoyed Crush.
Really good, each short got better and better as it went on, I think the last one "Breathe" was my favorite.
i enjoyed STORKES and BREATHE the rest were okay...
beauty in many senses
Very much enjoyed these shorts. Each quite different from on another. Very well done.
the reviews below must be fake, or they were watching another movie, this was horrid..absolutely horrid. Nothing redeemable about any of the clips. From idiotic writing to lower than amateur film-making, and highschool actors...this was painful. This could easily be shown in a college film class as examples of 'what not to do'.
I thought this was a very good film
2 thumbs up great tales of different types of love
it was a very will told story
I really enjoy the stories. I thought it was well written and shot. I found myself being able to relate to the stories in some ways,being a lesbian. It kept my interest the whole way.
I am enjoyed this short film the independent film makers of this film have a bright future . I also Rate this as an A+++ film . Each story had a meaning . We all need a meaning . The people who wrote this movie were awesome . I enjoyed how each person met . the emotional Level of the short story really hit home for me. The people deserve a Standing ovation . I enjoyed this story very much It captured what perhaps a gay person goes through on a Daily Basis . The fiction of the vampire story was well written as well as the rest of the stories . It was done with great Taste , Howard Crowe Pittsburgh PA.
i loved the counter-casting, most of the vignettes and the hope and innocence of the ending.
Very good. Need to see more of this
I loved it and I will watch it again.. I recommend this to anyone.
Each story was a personification of the title "Crush" and each a separate span from forbidden to the sublime beauty of poetic love. Bloodline and Breathe ran this ambivalent seesaw that brought back the clearest memories from my own past. The LOGO channel could only wish to have this quality of work and passion in its line up instead of the doldrums that seep through every hour wasted by plodding funereal mediocrity they normally sell.