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Cast: Seth Gilliam, Dwight Ewell, Rockmond Dunbar, Jazzmun, Renoly Santiago, Vanessa Williams, Loretta Devine, Devon Odessa, Rudolf Martin, Julio Dolce Vita, Marc Avalon, Kevin Aviance, Dustin Blair, Rainbow, Rodney Chester, Lamar Damon, Shaun Earl, Nayib Estefan, Ryan Findlay, Davis Henry, Michael Holden, Walter E Hong, Ron Kochevar, Andre McClain, Brian-Paul Mendoza, D-Taylor Murphy, Jason Olive, Phina Oruche, Rhonda Ray, Phillip Rhys, Scott L. Schwartz, Thea Vidale
Director: Patrik-Ian Polk
USA: 104 mins
USA Rated: R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, and for language
USA Release Date: 2 November 2001
The never-ending search for Mr. Right takes a surprise detour into totally unexplored territory with PUNKS. This sparkling, rhythm-and-blues-driven romantic comedy is the story of four close-knit friends. Marcus (Seth Gilliam) is a fashion photographer and quiet romantic, who seems to have everything he could ever want except that elusive lover who is also your best friend. Handsome Hill (Dwight Ewell) is on the revenge rebound after discovering his European boyfriend getting a little too French with a guest at his birthday party. Meanwhile, female impersonator Chris (Jazzmun) has a boyfriend so secret everyone believes he's imaginary. And then there's Dante (Renoly Santiago), the youngest of them all, a Latino rich kid from Beverly Hills, who still sees life as one long evening out.
The four best friends in PUNKS are each doing their best to make it in LA: they're successful, handsome, smart and they're trying to find that mythical relationship that will finally make things right. But if you think that sounds familiar, think again, because PUNKS is the first-ever comic love story set amidst the world of African-American gay men.
PUNKS is an Urbanworld Films presentation of a film written and directed by Patrik-Ian Polk, starring Seth Gilliam, Dwight Ewell, Rockmond Dunbar, Jazzmun, Renoly Santiago, Vanessa Williams and Loretta Devine. The film is produced by Tracy E. Edmonds, Michael McQuarn and Patrik-Ian Polk. Executive producers are Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Stacy Spikes.