Small-town Virginian Anthony arrives in San Francisco wide-eyed and eager to drink up his new surroundings. But the dream of spending days writing p try in coffee shops and playing house with older boyfriend Stephen, soon bursts when Stephen's frequent outbursts of anger turn abusive. Having moved into an apartment with a casual acquaintance, Anthony spends his days shoveling popcorn at a local movie theater. At night, he wanders the city's streets, finding momentary solace in the beds of strangers. Enter puckish cutie Gavin, a barely legal runaway and hustler who alternately acts as guide, enabler and watchdog to Anthony. The cheap thrill of conning would-be tricks and cruising strangers soon wears off, and Anthony and Gavin must reconcile their longing for stability with their strong devotion to each other.


Scott Boswell