Blackmail Boys 2010
1h 9min | Romance, Thriller | 25 September 2010 (USA)
After moving to Chicago for art school, Sam begins turning tricks to help pay the bills. His longtime, long-distance boyfriend Aaron can’t stand to be apart and finally joins him, determined to find enough work so that Sam can give up having sex for money. When the two decide to tie the knot and move to a state where they can marry, their financial worries intensify…until Aaron spies on Sam with a prominent client, and everything changes. This sweet and sexually explicit love story becomes an exhilarating extortion tale. contains graphic sexuality
Noting that this is a film that was shot in Chicago I was wondering if the folks who created Blackmail Boys had Peter LaBarbera in mind as the Christian writer who has a secret gay life that a pair of young men are about to expose?
It certainly is the wish dream of a lot of gay activists to expose a lot of these hucksters who are closet queers. As Porno Pete operates out of Chicago it would make a certain amount of sense.
Two gay young men get an opportunity to do just that in this film. Nathan Adloff has been doing some prostitution to help pay for school and now he’s got a for real involvement with boyfriend Taylor Reed who has come up from Tennessee to be with him.
Reed recognizes one of Adloff’s clients as Joe Swanberg noted Christian author and vigorous homophobe in the Porno Pete mold. While one of their sessions is going on Reed snaps some candid shots of Swanberg and Adloff going at it with some anal sodomy. Then they attempt to blackmail him.
For how it ends you have to see the film. But frankly I wouldn’t bother. The production values of this cheapie are nil and the acting is non-existent. Pity because this is an interesting subject.
Directors: Bernard Shumanski, Richard Shumanski
Writers: Bernard Shumanski, Richard Shumanski
Stars: Nathan Adloff, Taylor Reed, Joe Swanberg