August 2018. Saw Hooked (Max Emerson, 2017). A very imperfect but endearing movie. I like Max Emerson as a model, I like him as an actor, I like what he does on social media, what he does with drag queens. As a writer and director, there is still a lot of progress to be made, but, hey, for a first movie, it's not so bad! Never mind the bitchy critics. I think the principal problem is that Emerson has a political message to deliver, which sometimes gets in the way of his characterization and direction. The main actor, Conor Donnally, is hot and adequate (as hooker Jack). Of course we can all agree with the message about queer homeless youth, but the story could have been more gripping.