My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho ★★½

Maybe it’s just me, but there's something really off-putting about seeing a film about hustlers — even trade — from 1991 where AIDS doesn't seem to exist, and where all of the gay-identified characters are portrayed as freaks, foreigners, and predators?? 

I liked some of this, but the gay elements that people seem to fawn over — the unrequited lust for a straight man, the fascination with hustling — are beyond tired.

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