Gerontophilia

Saturday October 18th 2014, 9:45 pm

The Classic Gateway Theatre
1820 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Runtime: 85 minutes

Language: English

Director: Bruce LaBruce

Country: Canada 2013

Category: FLGLFF 2014

A nurturer by nature, cute, 18-year-old Lake is in what seems to be a successful relationship with impassioned, feminist girlfriend Desiree. But underneath the placid surface, Lake has a particular fetish: He is attracted to much older men, possessing a penchant for pensioners if you will. When his boozy mother, Marie secures him a gap-year job as an orderly at the Coup de Coeur nursing home, Lake strikes up a romance with octogenarian Melvyn Peabody, who springs to life when his young lover begins replacing his meds with martinis. As people discover their secret, the sexual outlaws head out on a fugitive road trip, and before long, their relationship no longer seems as unusual as it first appears. Don’t be frightened by the presence of Canadian trash-art provocateur and director Bruce LaBruce, Gerontophilia is as sweet and pleasing as his earlier works were hardcore and confrontational, with LaBruce focusing on feelings with a surprising reserve and finesse. Wiser than he used to be, LaBruce rolls out a beautiful and charming tale of love beyond prejudice. Gerontophilia is an unapologetically queer update of Harold and Maude sure to get a rise…and tears…from generations new and old.