Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Carleen Beadle, Rikki Beadle Blair, Silas Carson, Noel Clarke, Karl Collins
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Television, Gay & Lesbian
Carleen Beadle, Karl Collins, Mat Fraser, Michael Dotchkin, Rikki Beadle Blair , Silas Carson - Director: Rikki Beadle Blair Metrosexuality opens with its enthusiastic cast (all clad in their underwear) singing the show... more »
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METRO: A STELLAR FAMILY SITCOM FOR THE NOT-SO-NEW-MILLENIUM
Jagan | Los Angeles, CA | 07/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heard about this British series from some entertainment magazines, but nothing could have prepared me for this. Fast-paced, colorful, eclectic cast, incredible music, and the dialogue! I've seen nothing like it, but it's hip and poignant at the same time. Two gay black fathers, separated and on the verge of divorce, raising a spitfire of a seventeen year old straight son with two gay best friends an angst-ridden and horny girlfriend with a sexy lesbian best friend and an awnry loud-mouth father...I could go on, and I will: the brassy recovering drug addict and her earnest boyfriend, the plucky lesbian couple, the homophobic ex-military man and new gay boyfriend, etc. etc...This show has it all. And the extras on this DVD are great...Extensive interviews with cast and the creator, behind-the-scenes footage AND the amazing soundtrack album with over 15 songs on it...This is a bargain...a real treat. I can't give this a higher recommendation. The whole package is stellar...A family sitcom for the not-so-new-anymore millenium...Forget QUEER AS FOLK, this is the real treasure of a British import."
A gaudy, frenetic tribute to love and family
Steven Capsuto | Philadelphia, PA United States | 08/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This colorful comedy/drama originally aired on Britain's boundary-pushing Channel 4 (home of the original "Queer as Folk"). It was a late-night miniseries, seen in six half-hour installments in early 2001. The frenetic visual style and over-the-top characters are not for all tastes, but it's a fun show whose characters turn out to be more complicated and human than they initially seem.This American DVD offers some great extras not available on last year's British video release. Three cheers to TLA Releasing for including the wonderful pilot episode, "Heterosexuality," which in some ways I prefer to the actual series. The making-of documentary was interesting, though I could have lived without some of the creative camera work.TV purists be warned: this DVD does not present the series in its original episodic form. It's featurized -- essentially a two-and-a-half-hour TV movie that hits a cliffhanger every 24 minutes. I usually can't stand seeing miniseries featurized, but in this one case it works.The video quality on the extras (including the pilot) is beautiful. However, the DVD rendering of the series is slightly hard on the eyes -- at least it was on the copy I rented. The movement is a bit uneven -- probably a byproduct of the way they converted the video from European to American video standards. I'm pretty sure it didn't look like this when I saw the series originally. But after a couple of minutes, my eyes adjusted and I enjoyed rewatching the show.The first ten minutes or so of the series are the weakest part: stick with it through the first half hour and you'll probably be hooked!"
A unique gem all of its own...watch it over and over again!
Philip | New York | 05/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mix it up! This crazy whacked-out British mini-series features the story of one teenage straight multi-racial boy whose fathers are two gay guys, now separated and who's mother is closer in style to the AbFab girls. Both his male best friends are sexy young white queer boys. His girlfriend is hot too. Her best friend is an Asian lesbian with a Latina girlfriend. The parents get as tangled up as the kids. The scenes are short and at times you have to try to stop laughing just to keep up with the pace. It's wonderful, celebratory and very Millennium! I just turned a friend of mine on to it tonight and we laughed and were in awe. This is a must-see treasure!"
Those Clothes! That Hair!
cineaste | Seattle, WA United States | 06/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bought this disc because the marketing claimed it was a cross between AbFab and QaF. I like both those shows, so I took a chance. Wow! Six 23-minute episodes spliced together with opening credits shown once only, it plays like a feature-length movie and that's fun. Overall, I was most impressed with the surface of the production. The costumes and, in particular, the hairstyles are, well, absolutely fabulous! Since watching it myself, I've cajoled three other guys (2 gay & 1 straight) on separate occasions to sit down and watch it with me. Each of them liked it a lot. As for myself, after 4 viewings, I'm not "metrosexed" out--I'm sure I'll easily watch it another four times. This 2-disc set has quite a few worthy extras, including the original pilot episode. Nice bonuses! It's fast, fun and has a moral center tucked underneath all the eye candy! Enjoy!"