Aug 23, 2014
Field of Lost Shoes: Buddy-Bonding in the Civil War
It's based on a true story of the Civil War: In May 1864, as Union troops led by General Ulysses Grant pushed into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the Confederacy scrambled for a final defense.
Several of the main cast members play cadets on the casualty list, including Zach Roering (Vampire Diaries), Parker Croft (Once Upon a Time), and Max Lloyd Jones (The Sandlot 2). I assume that Nolan Gould (Modern Family), who plays a composite character, is also a goner.
But this is a good lineup of hunky actors, who apparently deliver a number of shirtless scenes.
I'm sure there won't be any gay characters -- Hollywood thinks that there were no gay people in the past -- but several of the actors, including Nolan Gould, Zach Roering, and Parker Croft, have played gay characters or performed in gay-positive venues.
And there's bound to be significant gay subtexts in the buddy-bonding among the doomed cadets.