SISSYDUDE LOVES: A VERY NATURAL THING (1974) , via Jim F.

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Release date: 1974

Writer Joseph Coencas (screenplay), Joseph Coencas (story), Christopher Larkin (screenplay), Christopher Larkin (story) A Very Natural Thing is a 1974 film about a gay man named David who leaves a monastery to become a public school teacher by day, whilst looking for true love in a gay bar by night. It was one of the first films about gay relationships intended for mainstream, commercial distribution. The original title of the film was For as Long as Possible. It was directed by Christopher Larkin and was released to lukewarm reviews and given an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America.

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When David (Robert Joel), an ex-monk still in his twenties meets Mark, he falls hard; soon he’s asked Mark if they can live together. Things go well for awhile, and then differences in their definition of “commitment” begin to push them apart. Mark wants other sexual adventures, David tries to go along. Can they talk through the crisis in their relationship or is a breakup in the offing? David sees his relationship with Mark as a marriage, so if it ends, can David’s heart ever heal? info via

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