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Gay Classic Movie 'Trick' Getting a Sequel

by Kilian Melloy
Wednesday Aug 8, 2018
John Paul Pitoc as Mark in the 1999 gay comedy 'Trick'
John Paul Pitoc as Mark in the 1999 gay comedy 'Trick'  (Source:YouTube)

It's been a rumor for years, but now it's happening: The two guys from the classic 1999 gay comedy "Trick" are set to return next year in a sequel that catches up with them two decades later, director Jim Fall has revealed.

Fall made the announcement in a Facebook post, where he also shared a teaser image credited to Jayson Rivest.

"So this is in the works for 2019....... just in time for the 20th (!!!) anniversary of TRICK next year," Fall posted.

Rumors regarding a sequel have swirled for years. The original movie starred two straight actors, Christian Campbell and John Paul Pitoc, playing the parts of Gabriel and Mark, respectively. The film's plot has the two characters meeting and then spending a long evening rambling around Manhattan looking for a place where they can be alone.

The original film's cast also includes Tori Spelling and drag artist Coco Peru.

Fall posted a comment that he is currently "raising the money to make it all happen!!!" To a comment that expressed the hope Coco Peru would participate in the new film, Fall replied, "OH, she is........" When another commenter asked for reassurance that Coco Peru and Spelling would both appear, Fall replied, "hell yes".

In response to a comment suggesting that hookup app Scruff could feature in the new movie, Fall let slip a potential plot point. "Funny you should say that.... Scruff plays a role in bringing our two men back together again," he replied.

Campbell and Pitoc presumably will reprise their roles. The actors reportedly have commented in the past that after the success of "Trick" they kept being offered gay roles. For Pitoc, there was reportedly a silver lining in that the film brought him to the attention of Alan Ball, the creator of "Six Feet Under." Pitoc appeared in several episodes of that series, before going on to appear in many other shows, including "Grey's Anatomy," "Bones," and "Legends," among others.

Campbell, too, went on to assemble a resume of film and TV work that includes appearances on "White Collar," "Elementary," and "True Detective," among many others.


Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Assistant Arts Editor. He also reviews theater for WBUR. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.


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