Saturday October 18th 2014, 9:45 pm
Runtime: 85 minutes
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. Donâ€™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 riseâ€¦and tearsâ€¦from generations new and old.