The movie is quite great; and Patrik-Ian Polk always does an excellent job in characterizing the issue surrounding black gay culture. The acting is manifested as people living in a real life situation, and the viewers are easily drawn into the plot and characters lives in a cerebral, virtual reality kind of way. What makes this movie so poignant is that it deals with real struggles that parallel the gay and straight lives on a day to day basis. The fantasy is so miniscule in the movie, until you really don't notice any element of fiction. I only wish that I could have been a real performer in the movie - the casts seem to have had fun as it turned out to be a real hoot. Nevertheless, I know that they had to work their butts off, in order to pull off something that was quite seamless; so serious; and so essential at this time in America, during these elections times; it is simply another academic medium to educate people regarding the need for gay marriages, gay rights, and illustrate the daily and consistent struggles that gays deal with, which are often the same for straight people; perhaps many people will decide that this kind of message will be impertinent or irrelevant to them, as so many people are dead set on hating people without reason; and feel that it is appropriate to insinuate themselves into gay bedrooms; nevertheless, would have the confetti falling and the band playing to get their points across that their bedrooms as heterosexuals are "off limits." I found it challenging to view the rape scene however, and found myself fast forwarding the segment involving the date rape, and the insidious drug inducement given to the character "Sebastian" as I replay the movie again and again. I suppose that I am a little nelly in some ways, and really have enough tragedies in my real life, and simply would prefer the fantasy of a perfect world, as I viewed this movie. Nevertheless, I know that it is essential and that it happens in both gay and straight cultures. With this movie, I felt that just for a little while, I wasn't alone; that my (five) friends were with me and loved me also. Very good acting and movie, indeed!