Has anybody else seen this movie? Anybody else addicted by it?
This is probably the best gay-themed movie I've seen so far. Better than Latter Days... hell, better than Brokeback Mountain even. It's one of those movies (of any genre!) that you wanna watch over and over again.
"A confused young artist is torn between his family and his future in 'Shelter,' a sensitive romantic drama from the writer and director Jonah Markowitz. Set in the working-class San Pedro area of Los Angeles, the movie centers on Zach (Trevor Wright), a short-order cook. Between shifts Zach pursues a desultory relationship with his girlfriend, Tori (Katie Walder), and acts as surrogate father to his 5-year-old nephew, Cody (Jackson Wurth). His real passion, however, is painting, expressed in the stenciled graffiti he sprays on neighborhood buildings and in the art-school dreams that his selfish sister (Tina Holmes) is determined to sabotage. Everything changes when Zach finds himself drawn to Shaun (Brad Rowe), a confident writer and eager enabler of all of Zach’s passions. As the two hit the surf and Shaun’s mattress with equal enthusiasm, the movie’s abundance of tanned bodies, rolling waves and golden sunsets create an aesthetic of inoffensive hedonism that perfectly matches the subject matter. Coming out has rarely looked so pretty." — Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times