And a movie about how to meet men had to be good!
Pogossian (Donald Sumpter, top photo), a theological student in Armenia, who invites Gurdijeff to live with him (hint, hint).
Prince Lubovedsky (Terence Stamp of the gay-positive Billy Budd and Priscilla Queen of the Desert), who tells him that the mysterious Sarmoung Brotherhood of Sufi Islam knows the Meaning of Life.
Karpenko (British teen idol Gerry Sundquist, left), who joins Gurdjieff's all-male commune in Constantinope. How much of a gay subtext do you need?
Not a lot of beefcake. In fact, most of the movie involves Gurdjieff walking, walking, walking endlessly through the desert of Afghanistan standing in for Turkey, Armenia, and Persia. It really looks like another planet, except it's a lot more boring than anything Luke Skywalker encountered.
When he finally reaches the Sarmoung monastery, he learns that we are all sleepwalking. We need a jolt to wake us up, let us see the world as it really is. That's the Meaning of Life.
Or maybe it's starting an all-male commune full of cute guys.
Jerry Falwell of the spiritual movement. Although he didn't seem to mind lesbians.
See also: The Penis Cemetery of Iran.