Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Eating Out 2 Sloppy Seconds|
Actor: Jim Verraros; Rebekah Kochan; Brett Chukerman; Emily Brooke Hands; Marco Dapper
Director: Phillip J. Bartell
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Gay & Lesbian
How far would you go to get the person of your dreams? In the first Eating Out, Kyle (Jim Verraros) convinced his straight roommate to pretend to be gay in order to get the girl. Now, with the help of Gwen (Emily Brooke Ha... more »
Entertaining fun farce, kind of a gay "Friends"
Bob Lind | Phoenix, AZ United States | 05/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Kyle recently broke up with his boyfriend Mark, and is whining about it to his best friends/fag hags, Tiffani and Gwen, when he gets a pleasant surprise in their college art class: a jaw-droppingly gorgeous nude male model named Troy. Troy is also a student at the college, and admits he has had some same-sex experiences, but feels they were wrong and that he needs to find a "best buddy" who can help him go straight. Kyle pretends to be a "reformed" homosexual himself, in order to get close to Troy, and accompanies him to a meeting of the school's "ex-gay" support group. Meanwhile, Mark sees Kyle with Troy and gets jealous, and tries to get close to Troy himself. In the end, everyone bands together to expose (literally) the hypocritical leader of the ex-gay group.
"Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds" (2006) is the supposed sequel to 2004's original "Eating Out" film, and has characters and actors (with the exception of Ryan "Desperate Housewives" Carnes, who was replaced by Brett Chuckerman in the role of Mark), although it is actually a stand-alone story that doesn't require familiarity with the first film. The actors (especially former "America Idol" contender Jim Verranos as Kyle) seem to be more comfortable in their roles this time around, newcomer Marco Dapper (as Troy) shows significant acting ability, and there are more funny scenes than cringe-inducing ones this time around. The film is also improved by the casting of Mink Stole as Kyle's mom, Adrian Quinonez (from Here!TV's "Dante;s Cove") as one of the (not-so)ex-gays, and Michael Serrato (from Logo's "Big Gay Sketch Show") as a flamboyant art teacher. Besides the hypocrisy of many in the ex-gay movement, the story also tries to teach lessons on parental acceptance and trust in a relationship, but it really doesn't register on that level. DVD includes "making of" featurette and director commentary.
Don't expect great filmmaking; it's obviously a low-budget farce, and works well on that level. Based strictly on the story and direction, I'd give it only three stars, but it gets an extra star for being great fun and providing some dazzling eye candy!"
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 05/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
""EATING OUT 2: SLOPPY SECONDS"
Amos Lassen and Cinema Pride
"Eating Out" was a big hit at festivals and among viewers and when something is well received and enjoyable, it is only logical to use the idea and do a sequel. Even though this movie is called "Eating Out 2" is not really a sequel but a movie unto itself. And it is a good one.
Ask yourself how far you would go to find and get the man of your dreams. Kyle (Jim Verraros of "American Idol" fame) is gay and asks his roommate to pretend to be gay to get the girl of his ideals. With the help of two friends, Gwen and Tiffani, Kyle pretends to be straight so that he can land the new guy n town, Troy, a nude model (who has what he needs to be a successful nude model). Kyle suddenly finds himself becoming a member of an ex-gay group on his college campus and finding a girlfriend there. Meanwhile, Kyle's ex-boyfriend is aghast at the plan and he decides that he will go after Troy himself by being openly gay. The plot concerns itself with who will win Troy and live happily after.
This is a fun movie but does not reach the level that the original "Eating Out" did. "Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds" falls into the category of farce with lots of slapstick humor and it is very, very funny, Not as slick as the first "Eating Out" the sequel stands on its own and I loved it. When I say this one did reach the level of the first, I meant that it was not as professional but overall I liked this one much more. There is lots of clever dialogue and hysterical moments and pokes fun at "gay society" today. It has a good laugh at the expense of mocking the stereotypes of the gay lifestyle and thereby allows you to look inside of yourself after you have finished laughing yourself into a catatonic state during the actual movie.
The casting is as close to prefection that you find in a low budget film. The actors are fun to watch and they seemed to be enjoying themselves during the filming. The guys are HOT and great eye candy.
This movie des not pretend to be anymore than a good time. Nothing is serious and the fact that t may cause some introspection does not mean it has a message. If, indeed, it does have a message, it is "Enjoy". Overall this is a movie to enjoy--you don't have to think, you can just sit back and laugh. One of the highlights is Mink Stole playing Kyle's mother. Her comments are wonderful and it was good to see her again back on screen. In her final scene, she manages to walk away with the movie in her back pocket. But she is not the only good thing about the film. If you want to see a movie that is just pure enjoyment, this is the one for you.
Fun Fluff on the Outside, Some Solid Statements on the Insid
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 06/06/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"'Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds' is a sequel that is not really a sequel - unless the common thread of social attitudes and gender dilemmas as an ongoing tale is the source. A low budget, well scripted, tightly directed (Phillip J. Bartell) little film about gay relationships, attraction blunders, and pretending to be something we aren't (mixed representations that Shakespeare used a lot!) result in a light and ultimately charming little movie.
Kyle (Jim Verraros) loves Marc (Brett Chukerman) but tires of Marc's obsession with one-night stands and the relationship is 'over'. Pining Kyle is supported by his two loony girl friends Tiffani (Rebekah Kochan) and Gwen (Emily Brooke Hands), each with gender attraction problems of her own. In an art class taught by flamboyant pseudo-straight Neil (Michael Serrato) the three meet the new nude model Troy (superstud Marco Dapper) and together they hatch a plan to repair Kyle's old damage: Troy for all his demeanor is a bisexual who wants to be straight.... maybe and supplies the key to a game of deceit. The manner in which Kyle fakes a relationship with Tiffani in order to convince Troy to join him in a 'change-over program' (read, get close to him...) leads to a series of hilarious 'go straight' classes and confrontation with parents who play both sides of the 'support our sons' game and leads to a perky ending that just happens to make some comments on perceptions of people, with reality winning.
The cast is young (with the exception of Mink Stole and Sarah Lilly, both of whom offer solid professional backgrounds to their roles) and attractive and seems to be having a great time pulling off this light farce. There is plenty of spectacular eye candy (Marco Dapper, Brett Chukerman, Nicholas James, Adrian Quinonez, James Michael Bobby, etc) and the women's roles are kept light and genuine. A great movie it is not, but a fun diversion it most assuredly is. Grady Harp, June 07
Very sexy gay comedy
M. Guerin | 07/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Delivers on all counts, well-written, well-acted, etc. Plus the eye candy is incredible with tonnes of beefcake and male nudity to keep us happy, including the sensational full frontal by Marco Dapper (make sure you get the unrated version). Not to be missed."