Crime, Drama, Horror

Bag Boy Lover Boy (2014)

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Studio: Severin

Theatrical Release: October 3, 2014 (limited)

Blu Ray Release: July 25, 2017

Director: Andres Torres

Not Rated

Review by Vidal Granandos

Albert (John Wachter) is a sad, lonely hot dog stand worker in New York City. One night a hefty photographer named Ivan (Theodore Bouloukos) offers him a job to be a model in his photo shoots. Interested in the money but not sure of the motive, Albert agrees to go to the studio. Ivan actually has a legit setup equipped with two make-up artists and one sexy ass female for Albert to pose with. Embarrassingly shy, Albert doesn’t know how to get close to the beautiful brunette. While taking photos Ivan yells out instructions to Albert. Even going so far as to tell him to put a bag over her head and choke her. Though he’s never in full control during the photo shoot, Albert enjoys the power he has when the brunette is helpless in his hands. This new sense of power inspires Albert to become a photographer. This new venture can help him break out of his shell and possibly approach women. The only female he has eyes for is his friend Sarah (Tina Tanzer), the only person who’s ever nice to him. Maybe through photography he can turn his fantasy into a reality?

Albert is a socially awkward fellow. His incompetent demeanor pisses off everyone he interacts with, except for Sarah. Sarah is the only girl who is nice to him and actually gives the poor bastard some attention which makes him develop unrealistic feeling towards her. Albert is also a disgusting person. Like dropping food, picking his nose type of disgusting. He even masturbates where he cooks! So while you want to sympathize for him, he’s not a decent or likable person. The actor, John Wachter who plays Albert, owns the role. Too well in fact because you start to wonder if Wachter is actually slow. I’m not trying to be mean here but he delivers lines that are cringe worthy thus making it all the more believable. Albert has an innocence to him similar to a child. He doesn’t necessary want to become a model but the idea of being a photographer excites him. Ivan on the other hand is a scumbag photographer but his motive for helping Albert is never clear and by the end it’s never fully revealed why Ivan even took an interest in Albert. By the time it is revealed what Albert does with these photo models (hint: he’s a hot dog stand worker) I simply didn’t care and wanted this 77 minute movie over with.

Special features

  • Audio commentary with Director Andres Torres, actor Theodore Bouloukos and editor Charlie Williams
  • The Student Films of Actor Jon Wachter: “Got Light” and “The Never-Starting Story”
  • Tralier

Put Bag Boy Lover Boy in a trash bag. The movie never gets too exciting or too gruesome. In fact having Albert dancing in a daydream rave is probably the scariest thing in the whole film because the man has no rhythm. It’s a shame too because the story concept is there but is poorly executed. Co -Writer / director Torres could’ve gotten more out of the screenplay and make some of the deaths more violent or at least entertaining.  Situations happen by luck or accident, all involving this dumb character. He should’ve never been offered a job as a cook, let alone as a male model. 

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

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