Food of Love

Title: Food of Love Director: Ventura Pons
Studio: TLA Releasing
Year: 2003
Length: 112 minutes

Available: and

Food of Love is an award-winning film. According to the DVD cover, Food of Love won the Official Selection at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Official Selection at the Montreal World Film Festival, the Official Selection at the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and the Official Selection at the Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

Food of Love combines romance, with coming of age, and accidental coming out. The DVD cover says the film is based on David Lewis' novel The Page Turner. Paul, a young, hopeful gay musician, acts as a page turner at a concert by Richard, an accomplished gay musician. Paul falls deeply in love, as deep as only a teenager's first love can be, with Richard. Paul and Richard connect when Paul and his mother are on vacation in Europe. Paul and Richard end up sharing a few days of romance in Europe.

Paul ends up in college in New York City, in the same city where David lives. While David avoids Paul, Paul comes in contact with people who personally know David, even with people who live in the same condominium where David lives. David used Paul in their romantic sexual encounters in Europe. Paul ends up having sexual encounters with older men in New York, demonstrating that he either learned how to use men from David or continues to be taken advantage of by older men.