5 January 2017 | bkoganbing
Gay Mind Games
Watching Kiss Me Kill Me you would think that all of West Hollywood is one big gay party. However this film which starts with a party has several murders in it and the wrong guy fingered by the police for all of them.
Gale Harrold is a reality TV show host and quite a user of men and boys who are all eager for fame and fortune. Harrold is in the process of dumping Van Hansiss and taking up with Matthew Ludwinski. But before that happens, Harrold is killed in a liquor store holdup along with the clerk and Hansis is wounded and with no memory of the events.
This film was a decent effort to capture a certain amount of Hitchcockian type suspense in a gay context. The detectives investigating the homicides that are piling up in West Hollywood are played by Jai Rodriguez and Yolanda Ross. Ross is the only significant speaking role in the film and as most cops I've ever known once her mind is set nothing changes it. Truth be told it does look bad for Hansis.
A whole lot of mind games are being played by some very manipulative people. Not surprising since several cast members are in the mental health field. After the murderer is revealed, there's a coda to the climax showing how the murderer was also being manipulated.
Not a bad story and what a gay old place West Hollywood is.