Making of a Male Model ★★★½

A cleaned-up version of Midnight Cowboy for a gay audience? Joan Collins is a joy, delivering a couple tirades about the need for gay tolerance whenever Jon-Erik Hexum says something vaguely homophobic. Hexum has all the swagger and dopey charm required and then some. He thankfully takes every opportunity to shed his shirt. Jeff Conaway is deliciously bad as Hexum's gay roommate past his male model prime.


(This is a slight edit of my 2010 review in which I didn't rate this nearly high enough.)