A gay runaway from Luxembourg becomes a featured dancer at an Amsterdam cabaret, but finds the thrill of his new lifestyle decidedly short-lived as a deadly and mysterious new disease begins sweeping through the gay community in this compassionate drama set during the frightening first wave of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Frank was a teenage misfit just searching for a place to fit in when he left home, and arrived at the House of Boys - a colorful cabaret run by the charismatic Madame (Udo Kier). Before long, Frank is a featured player. But just as Frank has finally found a place where he can embrace his independence, an aggressive virus threatens to destroy the only family he's ever known. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
This movie will takes us back advent of AIDS in gay community. The movie is not about being gay but about gay people dealing with virus and growing up in a world of fear and surviving the odds. Good characters and well directed. You don't have to be gay to watch just open minded.
This is not a gay movie - it's a human movie in which the characters are mostly gay. It is not a happy movie - it's a movie about the human effect of AIDS on both who have it and those who remain. In this time period, as long after, AIDS was invariably fatal. We who are still around may be living in the final years or decades of this scourge, but stories like this are important because they tell about the sexual revolution that really wasn't one and almost really vanished when it peaked.
About the movie itself, the acting is credible and the emotions wrenching. It should move you unless you have a heart of stone.