Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Asia, Stephen Bealsey
Genres: Comedy, Gay & Lesbian, Documentary
This hilarious parody about coming to terms with one's heterosexuality opens with best friends David and Eric leaving their small town in Kansas after graduating from high school. The two move in with David's aunt in cosmo... more »
What would you do to fit in?
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent indie film reversing the idea of a gay guy trying to fit in with his majority straight community. When you think theatre community, what comes to mind? After cravats? There you go. This film follows a straight burgening actor as he struggles to fit in with his majority homosexual theatre community. I'm not going to go into more detail - just watch it. But to pick out favourites, the score and sound track are great, and the 'Ernest' insert adds a hilarious sureality. In all, have to say you need to get this film. Now. Go on."
Joseph Roberts | Los Angeles, CA | 10/15/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of those gay indie films that is nothing but fun. It's got drama, drag queens, cuties and camp. What more could you ask for!"
Roland | Bozeman, MT | 07/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of my fave films of all time. It's seriously funny you guys. I bought this based on a recommendation from my cousin Peter. Peter may be functionally retarded but the goofy bastard sure knows his indie--fish-out-of-water--gay--comedies."
Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 05/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
Amos Lassen and Cinema Pride
"Fake ID" (Village Lighthouse, Alluvial Filmworks) is a very funny and ironic yet touching comedic new twist on coming-out stories. It is so subtle that you really have to watch it twice to get all of the nuances. Completely amateurish, the freshness of the cast and of the ideas make it a pleasure to watch. But it is not important that it is not a professional film; it is so much fun that after the first few minutes, you will forget that it is a bunch of unknowns.
It is an important story and not just a look at finding oneself and realizing that being gay is not the worst thing in the world. You escape into a wacky world which investigates the nature of adolescent homosexuality and the different types of gay teenagers that live in this world. Keeping your eyes on the main characters, David and Eric, and they way they interact with others will keep you laughing. It turns the tables of how society looks at sexuality.
We are used to movies about coming to terms with homosexuality; here is a movie that deals with coming to terms with...heterosexuality.
David (Stuart Perelmutter) and Eric (Brian Gilgor) lived in a small town in Kansas but after graduating from high school movie in with David's aunt in Louisville, Kentucky. They become involved with the cast of a show they are working on at the local community theater. David has a hard time accepting that all of his friends are gay and things get even more complicated when Eric comes out and admits that he has a crush on the costume designer. David is then wrapped up in a group where being straight is no longer the norm.
This new spin on the coming out experience is completely identifiable. Now, I have read some pretty negative reviews of this film. I have never understood why anyone should be so critical of those who are trying to make a difference and make the world a better place for all of us. Only when we are able to laugh at ourselves will we find acceptance. We manage to do that at really lousy drag shows and I am sure most of you have been to those. If that be the case, why can't we laugh at ourselves in the movies? It's not a polished film but the guys who made it are obviously having a great time...and so should we. The best adjective that I can use to describe the film is that is adorable. It is so full of enthusiasm, albeit amateurish.
[...]Life is serious but that does mean that we have to be serious all of the time.