The Journey of Jared Price
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|The Journey of Jared Price|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Dustin Lance Black|
|Produced by||Bob Edgar|
|Written by||Dustin Lance Black|
|Music by||Damon Intrabartolo|
|Edited by||Tom Vater|
|Distributed by||Alluvial Filmworks|
The Journey of Jared Price is a gay-themed coming-of-age 2000 film written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black and starring Corey Spears, Josh Jacobson, Rocki Cragg, and Steve Tyler. The Journey of Jared Price was Black's first feature film.
Nineteen year old Jared (Corey Spears) arrives in Los Angeles from a small town in Georgia seeking a different life. When he arrives in L.A., he rents a room in a youth hostel that's furnished with bunk beds and already has one occupant, a male prostitute who needs to use their room to have sex with his clients some times. Jared of course doesn't like this arrangement but it's all he has at the moment.
Jared finally lands a job as a sitter and caregiver to the blind Mrs. Haines (Rocki Cragg). He is hired by her son Matthew (Steve Tyler), who is a movie executive, because he wants someone to spend time with his mother so he won't have to.
Jared meets Robert (Josh Jacobson) at the hostel. Robert is an openly gay teen who soon shows his attraction to Jared. Robert is very comfortable being gay, which leaves Jared feeling the opposite about his own sexual orientation.
The film takes a further twist when Matthew asks Jared to move in with his mother, Mrs. Haines, so that he can also look after her at night. Because of the living situation at the hostel with his prostitute roommate, Jared agrees to move into Mrs. Haines' home. Soon after Jared moving in, it doesn't take long before Matthew gets Jared drunk and the two have sex. After Matthew decides not to give Jared a telephone message from Robert, and after Matthew fails to mention anything about his lover at home, Andrew (Bryan Shyne), to Jared, Jared is faced with a difficult decision. Should he continue his relationship with Matthew or should he leave, ultimately being either homeless and jobless again?
- Corey Spears ... Jared Price
- Steve Tyler ... Matthew Haines
- Mark Marsh ... Hostel Manager
- Jarrad Webster (Jared Lee Webster) ... Javier
- Josh Jacobson ... Robert
- Rocki Craigg ... Mrs. Haines
- Bryan Shyne ... Andrew
- Gillian Harris ... Kate