Latter Days (2003)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Gay & Lesbian Films, Religious Drama, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Jan 30, 2004 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur

Sweet Home Alabama screenwriter C. Jay Cox directs the independent romance Latter Days. Christian (Wesley A. Ramsey) is a young gay party boy who lives in Southern California. When a group of good-looking Mormon missionary guys move into his apartment complex, he's determined to pick one up. He ends up falling for sweet, innocent Mormon Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss), who's secretly struggling with his sexuality. Aaron slowly falls for Christian, even though he thinks he's shallow. The romance causes problems in both worlds. Christian tries to develop a conscience and ends up meeting Keith (Erik Palladino), a man dying of AIDS. Aaron has the difficult job of coming out to his mom (Mary Kay Place) and to his fellow missionaries. He comes against harsh criticism from the blatantly homophobic Ryder (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Latter Days won awards at the Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and L.A. Outfest.



coming-out, Mormon, sexual-orientation, missionary, homophobia