Director Billy Hayes hits a home run with this jaw-clenching story about two best friends growing up in the tough-as-nails south side of Chicago. Travis is a young, talented, sexy boxer with a hard-core bully of a best friend, Jacko (Brian Green, to all you 90210 fans). When Travis comes out as gay, the buddies are faced with many forms of homophobia -- both internal and external. Their story, however, turns out to be quite the hot one, laced with passionate desire, intense yet crumpling masculinity, and sexy fears.
"Cock and Bull Story" is a brave challenge to the easily digestible, non-threatening image of gay men that have been regurgitated at us from all facets of the media. In
a time when "Will and Grace" and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" hurdle image after image of happy-go-lucky, successful gay characters, this flick is an absolute breath of fresh air.
The characters in this movie are genuine and seem to leap off the screen. Balancing real, young, queer life in a tough neighborhood, the sexy edge of boxing, and the
inevitable, atypical love story that unfolds, this is a hot must see.