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This week we're following a handful of Toronto musicians as they navigate the bilingual lotus land of Pop Montreal. It's so rare nowadays you get a chance to see 's gay porn on the silver screen. There's something magical about the jerky camera zooms, the appalling dialogue about "cornholing" and of course the winsome year-olds having bareback sex. The only thing that could heighten the experience is a live orchestra of some of the top musicians in Canada, including Owen Pallett of ' Final Fantasy '. It all went down on Friday night at the Cinema L'amour , a turn of the century Vaudeville theatre that's been converted into "Montreal's most sex-sational" film venue. Local rapper Socalled , Allen Watsky, and Mike Duebe were among the musicians performing a live, doo-wop soundtrack to Cruisin' The film is best described as a gay porn remake of American Graffiti ; it's about repressed 's teenage desire and smoking cigarettes while being fellated.
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