Canadian filmmaker Bruce LaBruce has been one of the more notable cinematic provocateurs of the last couple of decades. His latest offering, Gerontophilia, might be his most conservative film yet as it attracted only an R rating. Gerontophilia is a tender tale of the intimate bond between a teenage nursing home attendant and an elderly resident.
Here is a synopsis of Gerontophilia from Toronto International Film Festival.
The hero, Lake (Pier-Gabriel Lajoie), has been in a straight relationship with Désirée (2011 TIFF Rising Star Katie Boland) for a while. But lately he finds himself paying special attention to some of the older male clientele where he works (reluctantly) as a lifeguard. When one of the swimmers nearly drowns, Lake rescues him, but in a manner that's, well, a little too enthusiastic — and Lake must finally acknowledge his own desires. Luckily for him, his mother gets him hired at a seniors' home, where he meets Mr. Peabody (Walter Borden). Sparks fly — and soon Peabody and Lake are faced with some tough choices.Check out a clip from Gerontophilia after the jump.