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Hey, Happy!
Hey Happy
Actors: Jérémie Yuen, Craig Aftanis, Clayton Godson, John Simone, Dita
Director: Noam Gonick
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian
UR     2003     1hr 15min

Turn in, Turn On, Spin the DVD . . . A prairie boy?s libido triggers an apocalypse! DJ Sabu scratches apocalypse in his mythic quest to sleep with 2000 guys. Will he achieve his goal before the cumming of the great flood...  more »


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Actors: Jérémie Yuen, Craig Aftanis, Clayton Godson, John Simone, Dita
Director: Noam Gonick
Creators: Paul Suderman, Noam Gonick, Bruce Little, Laura Michalchyshyn
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian
Sub-Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian
Studio: Strand Releasing
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/14/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Hey Happy VHS
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hey Happy was a very funny, and obscure film. I found it so humorous because even though the characters were so odd, I could relate to them, and I could see my friends as the other characters. I feel other people who watch it, would find the same. However, if you do not like nudity and homosexuality, I don't think this is the movie for you! But if you have an open mind, and a sence of humor, I think you would love it!"
Stylish, outrageous, beautiful, touching
M. FUSCO | NEW YORK, NY | 08/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a wonderful discovery! Noam Gonick has designed a film which is impressive in every way. It is shot in 16mm Cinemascope with expansive shots of the prairies around Winnipeg, and its railroads. The design is striking, and the colors vivid against the bleak post-industrial, pre-apocalyptic locations. The score is varied and descriptive. The story is a wonderfully curious blend of science fiction, sadism, and romance, with glances over the shoulder towards Fellini's 'Satyricon' and Kubrick's '2001'.

Mr. Gonick has put together a cast which could not be improved upon. The title role of Happy, a Parsifal-like innocent who communes with aliens through his short-wave radio, is sweetly played by Craig Aftanas. Clayton Godson, as Spanky the vicious queen, is appropriately outrageous. John Simone as Ricky G, the owner of an outdoor XXX store, is (especially when he laughs) a cross between Paul Lynde and the undertaker in Bruce LaBruce's equally stunning fantasy, Hustler White. But the centerpiece of the film is certainly Jeremie Yuen as Sabu, the stunningly sexy and sensual prairie boy on a personal quest to bed his 2000th man.

When Sabu falls in love with Happy, Spanky (who wants Happy for himself) goes ballistic. Their lopsided triangle is played out against the background of an impending flood and the planning of a final rave, bringing nihilistic and biblical overtones to Mr. Gonick's allegory. Happy is told that, if he gives himself to Sabu, the aliens will take him with them. His romantic encounters with Sabu lend lovely moments of tenderness and affection to the film, plus a bit of serenity in the midst of the surrounding madness.

Mr. Gonick's delightful little gem joins, in my mind, Curtis Wehrfritz's '4 Days' as two of Canada's finest indies. I love Bruce LaBruce, but these very special works cannot be topped for sheer imagination of conception, remarkable design of production and, above all, the beauty of their respective leads."
Ravers, Gays and Nymphos Unite !!
Eric Baker | West Sacramento, CA | 06/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hey Happy ! is that rare type of film that crosses all boundries but in a metaphysical way. It is the journey of a very hot DJ named Sabu (played by Jeremie Yuen) that is on a mission to bed 2000 men. He encounters every type of person in our culture along the way but still completes his mission when he meets Happy. I don't want to spoil the ending but for anyone curious about the outer fringes of the Gay culture this is a must see film ! I was lucky enough to catch it on Bravo and hopefully someday [...] I want this in my permanent DVD collection...."
I want the soundtrack!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw it late one night on the sundance channel... It... uhh.. it's.. I liked.. it.... No words can describe it. Cept the words "funny", "extremely", "gay", "sexy", "what the ...?", and "BOOBIES!". Yes. Very much. Like the other people said, 'watch it if you have an open mind' specially in regard to EXTREME HOMOSEXUALITY. Ho yeah. :D"