The Living End
A picaresque tale of two HIV-positive gay men — one a writer, the other a studly, gun-toting drifter — who hit the road after the drifter shoots a cop. Taking “until death do us part” as their motto (literally), this pair of outlaw lovers with nothing left to lose embark on an anarchic car trip across California financed with stolen credit cards and punctuated by shoot-outs and hot sex. Directed by Gregg Araki (MYSTERIOUS SKIN, TOTALLY F***ED UP).
Part of Normative Narratives — a film series about the portrayal of gay men in cinema. The selected films all allows the characters and their stories to develop independently of sexuality, offering a new perspective on queer culture and its ultimate normality.
Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maine Humanities Council, a private non-profit organization affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities.