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an unlikely tale of male companionship
on July 14, 2004
John Hurt plays Giles De'Ath, a proper British widower who is unwittingly locked out of his house one rainy afternoon in England. he goes to the local theater and starts watching the only show there "Hotpants College II" starring Ronnie Bostwick (Jason Priestley).
De'Ath develops a fascination with Ronnie and reads up on him in teen girl magazines. He finally decides to go to Long Island, where Ronnie lives, and meet and befriend him.
Although it may seem otherwise, because De'Ath certainly is in love with Ronnie, there is no intention of a sexual relationship. De'Ath sees Ronnie as holding the key to what is missing in his life these days. But is he actually the answer to anything, much less his own life? Ronnie's girlfriend seems not to think so!
This is an interesting departure in roles for Jason Priestley, best known for playing Brandon Walsh on TV's "Beverly Hills 90210", his tidal-wave hairdo almost more famous than he was in the 1990s.