Director John Palmer
Story by Bruce LaBruce
Genre Drama, Romance
Running time 1h 18m
|Writer John Palmer, Todd Klinck, Jaie Laplante|
Release date 2004
Screenplay John Palmer, Todd Klinck, Jaie Laplante
Cast Andre Noble (Cliff), Brendan Fehr (Butch), Marnie McPhail (Madge), Haylee Wanstall (Cookie), Dorothy Gordon (Ancient Waitress), Maury Chaykin (Stanley)
Tagline Everyone has a fix.
Similar Exotica (film), The Hanging Garden (film), Ethan Mao
Sugar is a Canadian romantic drama film, released in 2004. The film was directed by John Palmer, and written by Palmer, Todd Klinck and Jaie Laplante based on short stories by Bruce LaBruce.
The film stars Andre Noble as Cliff, a sheltered and insecure suburban teenager being introduced to gay street life by Butch (Brendan Fehr), a hustler. The film's cast also includes Marnie McPhail, Sarah Polley, Maury Chaykin, Alexander Chapman and Michael Riley.
Noble, who received strong reviews for his performance in Sugar, died just a few weeks after the film's debut.
The film received two nominations at the 2005 Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television's 25th Genie Awards. Klinck, Laplante and Palmer were nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category, while Fehr was nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
Sugar is available on DVD in the United States through TLA video.
ReferencesSugar (2004 film) Wikipedia
Sugar (2004 film) IMDb Sugar (2004 film) themoviedb.org