Title: Naked Dragon
Author: Based on the book by GA Hauser
Director: GA Hauser
Executive Producer: GA Hauser
Actors: Jesse Seann Atkinson – Davon Williams – Chad Bishop – Shane Keough
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 94 minutes
Heat Level: Moderate
Rating: 6 Stars (based on a 1-10 star rating usually given for movies)
Blurb: In the worst serial killer crime spree in years, the ‘Dragon’ is hunting young Asian men as his victims. FBI Agent Robbie Taylor has been assigned to use his skills as a psychic to help solve the case and find out the identity of the madman.
Los Angeles Police Officer Dave Harris, a rookie black cop meets up with the handsome FBI agent on one of the gruesome crime scenes. The two are immediately sexually attracted to each other and begin a secret affair that keeps them sane in the middle of all the madness. As the corpses keep piling up, their passion and love grow.
Will they outwit the Dragon? Or will he get away with murder? The two men hope they survive the battle of wits and come out of the crisis alive.
(Interracial gay love story)
Product Link: http://www.amazon.com/Naked-Dragon-Jesse-Sean-Atkinson/dp/B00PCZF3E6
Review: A serial killer is on the loose, picking up young gay Asian men, hustlers, and killing them in the most gruesome of ways. As far as the FBI knows, this is the third round of his killing spree having already left at least forty bodies in his wake. Agent Robbie Taylor is assigned to assist on the case due to his innate ability to get inside the mind of the killer. LAPD officer Dave Harris is the first on the scene of the first killing in his jurisdiction and soon meets the seemingly psychic FBI agent that shares a certain secret with him.
Over the duration of the film, these two men are pawns in a game of cat and mouse with a very smart killer that always seems one-step ahead of them. Once the killer figures out exactly who Robbie is and what he is capable of, Robbie becomes a target. In the end it’s Robbie’s refusal to be swayed by bullets and speeding cars along with his acute eye and paying attention to details that affords him the pleasure of stopping a killer. But what will happen between him and Dave once the case is solved?
This is a movie made from the book of the same name by Author GA Hauser. Admittedly, the book is always better than the movie. In this case, though I think if you haven’t read the book, the movie will not be as enjoyable for you. The details in the book of what the killer did, how the bodies were found, how Robbie used his talents to catch the killer, were so detailed and precise and that precision is lost in the movie. But if you have read the book then the movie is sort of a companion and you can look between the lines, you know in the back of your mind even though you don’t see the body in the movie, you still rewind in your mind and remember the gory details from the book.
That being said, I think movies with a gay romance at the core are sought out by viewers and regardless of the written version of this story, the movie on its own will still be a great viewing experience for people. The acting is acceptable, not great but not terrible either, the sound and lighting in the movie was better than I expected being and indie film, and the core of the story is still there. How Robbie and Dave find each other through the most horrible of circumstance, but still accept their connection and explore the possibility of building a relationship outside of their jobs and this horrible case.