This movie is so vintage it might be showing on Turner Classic Movies. However it is far too raunchy for mainstream media. It is celebrating its 15-year anniversary and it shows how far LGBTQ film has progressed. One might even bookmark this film as a historical “breakout” film.
There are two types of LGBTQ movies on the spectrum. At one end is the genre that celebrates gayness and the other where gay characters are simply actors in a greater than gay plot. In fact I am not sure the term LGBTQ as a term even existed 15 years ago. The promo material from the film’s distributor Breaking Glass Pictures refers to the film as a comedy cult classic. Like” Reefer Madness” this movie is so far off reality perhaps it could be a cult film.
If you are in the LGBTQ community having your own cult classic is a great advancement and achievement to be proud of?
The plot is simple, Four male gay virgin teenagers in California want to get laid before a Labour Day Party. I’ll let you find out if that happens when you watch the movie. But the plot would seem to be far ahead of its time which makes it a historical reference film. It is a raunchy Beverly Hills 90210 which you wouldn’t blink an eye at if you were a heterosexual teen. So good for the creators of the film for giving a film that gay teenagers might identify with.
It is so over the top I wonder if the gay community is laughing at gay stereotypes. Is this film a mockumentary? You have an ungay looking gay, a nerdy gay a jock gay and a flaming queen. You might even call the film a spoof. It has an artistic element of gaudiness and almost a 1950’s feel to its sets. Great soundtrack!
Even straights can be gay in this film.
Is it a comedy? There are few hilarious scenes involving “Belgian chocolate”, a gerbil up the ass, an enema and fart fest and a penis enlargement machine gone haywire. You might be turned right off by this type of comedy but I say take a chance you heterosexuals out there and see a bit of the other side! Unabashedly gross and vulgar. The fact it has been with us just for 15 years may make it a classic.
Here is the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea92UVjSyBw
This film is written, directed and produced by Todd Stephens and will be available April 27th on VOD including iTunes, Google Play and VUDU and on DVD on May 4th.