The painfully curious recruits. The unbridled lust of the teachers. That magical, mythical underwear. The sexual awakenings of the gay porn site MormonBoyz did not begin in a vacuum.
The secrets cabals. The mysteries of the White Temple. And what exactly transpires between the elders and the Bishops in each successive ritual on the way to ordination.
That is what plays out of MormonBoyz two times a week.
But before MormomBoyz was even an idea and while Mitt Romney was making another Presidential run in the post Prop 8 world, filmmaker, writer, and director Jon Garcia was already pulling back the curtain and taking a deep look inside the lives and loves of the young men just starting on their journey.
Filmed in two weeks with a budget of $7500, “The Falls” became a cult hit and inspired a power trilogy of films with a haunting truth and beauty that all began in “The Falls”. You can find all three titles as part of the expansive offerings and the newest and most complete collection of gay cinema online, Qreel.com.
It all started with “The Falls”, released in 2012.
“The Falls” follows the doomed romance of two Mormon youth who discover much more than God while doing their mission work. Two missionaries fall in love while on their mission. Living together and sharing the challenge of leaving home, the two men learn to express their feelings for each other, risking the only community they have for a forbidden intimacy.
Inspired by film festival success and critical acclaim, “The Falls: Testament of Love” takes place five years after their mission. “The Falls” was purposefully left open-ended. Now Chris and RJ reunite years after coming out to their families and their church as gay men, where the factors that led to their separation are revealed as they mourn the death of their mutual friend Rodney.
One year later, we have the conclusion of trilogy told in “The Falls: Covenant of Grace”
This final chapter of the trilogy is about getting these two young men who fell for each other but who were separated back together. Seven years after falling in love on their Mormon Mission, Chris and RJ try to forget each other. The two meet for closure, but feelings resurface and leave them contemplating a future together, knowing the price they’ll pay.
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