Gus Van Sant, "A Man on a Horse"

Two former lovers meet in the desert under unlikely circumstances.

(from Zoetrope All-Story, Spring 2006)

Awesome idea. Two gay Hollywood actors, once an item, are in cowboy movies being shot in close proximity to each other in the desert, and converge when they shoot their riding-off-into-the-sunset scenes. Most of the story is dialogue. It’s a quick, oddly satirical, satisfyingly poignant read. Sweet. Well played, Van Sant.

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