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Aaron… Albeit A Sex Hero (2009/Water Bearer Films DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: C     Feature: C



The idea of doing an action film in the context of gayness of any kind has been attempted a few times in independent productions and has yet to work.  At best, a gay production will take the action elements as cliché and throw them in in certain moments to simply pump up an otherwise gay drama.  Such punctuation does not equal action and Paul Bright’s Aaron… Albeit A Sex Hero (2009) makes those mistakes and more in a story of two men who don’t get along, but will get along too well in the end.


The title character (Matthew Charles Burnett) is one of two hosts for a trip elderly women are going on to get away, but there is an instant personality clash with fellow host Jesse (Rafiel Soto), who is possibly involved in some drug or arms deal.  However, things get crazier when the criminal element closes in unexpectedly and the two men become involved.  Some comedy is intended, but it makes about as much sense as Last Action Hero did and that is not good.  If the action was fully developed and made more sense, this might work, but the script is too convoluted and we’ve seen this all before.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image on the soft side and sometimes cuts the image up in ways that do not help a low-quality situation, shot apparently in low definition digital video at best.  Editing is not bad at times, but this can be trying, especially when it gets fancy.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 sound is sometimes stereo, with some monophonic sound from the location taping that is a mixed affair at best.  Sometimes dialogue in inaudible and music can cut into it.  Extras include a trailer, milepost markers in the feature and a Behind-The-Scenes Interview featurette.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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