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Ike, a flamboyant college freshman, turns Joey on to gay sex and the newly formed gay lib movement. But, things don’t go well for Joey, and he fumbles through a few gay one-night stands and semi-relationships. After nearly losing Ike’s to a gay bashing, Joey gives up on relationships and turns his motorcycle toward New Orleans and the French Quarter. He moves in with his bohemian cousin, Judy.
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