Emotionally daring and bristling with powerful performances, Dog Tags explores the cost of self-discovery as two unlikely souls connect.
Abandoned by his father and raised by his single mother, handsome and sexually confused Nate obligatorily joins the Marines to support his fiancée. On leave, the detached Marine meets Andy, a magnetic and seemingly free-spirited young man with big dreams of Hollywood. Initially their bond is purely platonic, but the smoldering chemistry they share is undeniable as it sizzles into something sensual and intimate. Together they plunge headfirst into waters of vulnerability and desire, while the identity of Nate’s father finally rises to the surface.
Stars: Candy Clark of Zodiac Amy Lindsay of Black Tie Nights TV series Hoyt Richards of Paradise Lost
Awards & Quotes
“A visually stunning film… the two leads and supporting cast give powerful performances.” – Courier Post
“By expanding his gaze and focusing on Preiss’s (mostly) straight man and the women who rule him (including American Graffiti’s Candy Clark), (Damion) Dietz has freed himself as a writer.” -The Village Voice
“A man attempting to outrun his past and a Marine desperate to locate his lost father form an intense bond in director Damion Dietz’s taboo-shattering drama.”- All Movie Guide
“A brave cinematic work… Dietz demonstrates tremendous ambition and craftsmanship, focusing on the emotional terrain of family loyalty and the weight of finding yourself in the world.” – Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
- Director's commentary Dolby 2.0 Widescreen 1.78