‘Trick’ chronicles one tumultuous night in the life of aspiring Broadway songwriter Gabe (Christian Campbell), who’s suffering from both a heterosexual roommate who kicks him out when there’s female companionship and a bad case of writer’s block.
Making an impulsive side trip to a gay bar, he locks eyes with a hunky go-go boy (Jean Paul Pitoc), who appears later that night on the subway, with amorous intentions to boot. Hotfooting their way back to Gabe’s apartment, they’re interrupted by Gabe’s roommate, girlfriend in tow. From there it’s downhill fast, as the two unsuccessfully scramble to find a place to finish things up.
On their nighttime odyssey, though, both discover that there’s more than sex and heat to their interaction. And much like its premise, ‘Trick’ evolves from what seems to be a quick one-night stand to something more substantial — a film with heart and a very funny soul.
Starring: Christian Campbell and Jean Paul Pitoc
Rating: 5 Stars