Richard LeMay (story)
Running time: 99
A hot, young and charming man with ulterior motives
enters the lives of a tight-knit group of gay men in New
York City and at first adds excitement and intrigue to
their group, but events soon spiral out of control as he
deliberately attempts to destroy their relationships.
Both touching and funny, WHIRLWIND is a subtle and
honest depiction of thirty-something gay men and the
crossroads they must face.
28 November 2009 | by Peter Hewson (Australia)
I thought that this is a refreshing change from a lot of
recent gay movies.
Supposedly we have a group of mature men: 20''s and 30''s.
But dig below the surface and we see their true selves
when Drake appears. I won''t explain Drake''s motivation
for his action but his role as, essentially, a
psychopath, is well written: he has the ability to charm
his way into any one''s like quickly spotting their
weaknesses and exploiting them for his own reasons. I
wouldn''t like to have him in my workplace. Although the
''villian'', Drake also serves as catalyst in exposing the
shortcomings each individual in the group.
Of the other characters a couple are stereotypes but
most are complex enough to carry the story but still be
resolved in a movie time-frame. This is a good looking
movie. Yes, some of the guys are hot (not, to my taste
Drake though)but the settings work well and the small
apartments add to the claustrophobic-like relationships
that these friends have together. New York as a
background works well: not a West Hollywood convertible