After Louie (2018): Intergenerational Gay Love, Starring Alan Cumming and Zachary Booth

Directed by Vincent Gagliostro, who co-wrote the scenario with Anthony Johnston, After Louie is a gay romantic melodrama about loss and the ability to heal and love again.

Gay Directors, Gay Films? By Emanuel Levy (Columbia University Press, August 2015).

Alan Cumming plays Sam, an artist and activist from ACT UP who lived through the early years of HIV/AIDS and is struggling with survivor’s guilt.

His life changes upon meeting Braeden (Zachary Booth, Keep the Lights On) a seductive younger man, in a bar.

The pair develop an intergenerational relationship that reawakens Sam’s artistic soul and revives his heart.

AFTER LOUIE is a love letter to New York City: engaging its rich backdrop, while honoring the history of the gay rights movement and the progress that’s been made.

The film deals with politics, loss, aging, white privilege and the dark side of gay sexuality, lacing its arguments with a healthy, often pervasively wicked sense of humor.

Made in 2017, After Louie received a limited theatrical play in March 2018, before being released on DVD.

Release: March 30, 2018
DVD/Streaming: September 25, 2018
Running time: 100 minutes
Studio: Hawk House Productions

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