Green Plaid Shirt (1997)

Green Plaid Shirt (1997)
Country: USA
Release Year: 1997
Director: Richard Natale
Writer: Richard Natale
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 88 min
Cast:Chrystal Jackson, Crystal Jackson
Gregory Phelan, Jonathan Klein
Kevin Spirtas, Richard Israel
Studio:A Vicious Circle
Wolfe Video
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This story chronicles the history of a gay relationship that is torn asunder by death. In the late '70s, Philip (Gregory Phelan) meets Guy (Kevin Spirtas) at a yard sale where they were both eyeing the same green plaid shirt. Shortly after that, they become lovers. In that heyday of the sexual revolution (before AIDS), "open" relationships in which one or both partners have outside sexual contacts were not uncommon, and that is what they try to have. Philip finds that he is not nearly as "open" as Guy, but they only cease to be lovers when Guy charmingly informs him that he's moving in with another man. Their friendship continues, however, until Guy's death of AIDS in 1988. Even though the film's focus is on a relationship, it handles this subject unsentimentally. The brash wit of the characters is one of the film's highlights.

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