Trick (1999)





Gabriel, an aspiring writer of Broadway musicals, meets Mark, a muscled stripper, who picks him up on the subway. They spend the night trying to find somewhere to be alone... forced to contend with Gabriel''s selfish roommate, his irritating best friend, and a vicious, jealous drag queen in a gay dance club. The sun rises on a promising new relationship.
This funny and romantic screwball comedy has become an instant classic. Gabriel (Campbell), a cute, effervescent music composer, and Mark (Pitoc), a darkly handsome go-go boy, lock eyes and long to link loins but through a series of events just can''t seem to be alone long enough to get it on. What would have been a quickie turns into a day for the two men to get to know each other. They spend the day enduring intrusions, visited by friends and separated by ex and future ex-lovers. In a cinematic gay world of cookie-cutter plots, trick''s seductive tale offers a fresh and exciting alternative, and one that speaks truths on love and relationships no matter what the sexual orientation. In support, Spelling is quite memorable as Gabriel''s bulldozing actress/singer-wannabe best friend. Her table-side rant is hilarious. A beguiling romantic comedy which manages to capture both romance and comedy.


Berlin International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1999 Won Reader Jury of the "Siegessäule" Jim Fall
L.A. Outfest
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1999 Won Special Programming Committee Award Outstanding Emerging Talent
Jim Fall
Tied with Ben Reding and Dominik Reding for Oi! Warning (1999).
Satellite Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Nominated Golden Satellite Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical
Tori Spelling
Sundance Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1999 Nominated Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
Jim Fall