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Gay love stories on film: ''trick''

Mark and Gabriel, ‘trick’ (1999)

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Trick: J. Lofaro/Fine Line

Gay love stories on film: ”trick”

THE STORY Insecure songwriter Gabriel (Christian Campbell, right) and stoic go-go boy Mark (John Paul Pitoc, left) spend a jaunty evening looking for a place to consummate their one-night stand.

WHY IT’S MEMORABLE Even during random bits of conversation — Gabriel blurting that his sex fantasy involves a piano (!), Mark unexpectedly recalling Gabriel’s latest composition — the young lovers come off as far more nuanced and interesting than characters you’d find in most standard-issue romantic comedies, gay or straight.

WHAT EW SAID ”By the time that trick reaches its disarmingly quiet climax of a kiss, you realize you’re seeing the single most romantic moment in any movie this year.” A- (Read the review)