A real crowdpleaser, with a twist
YoumansGuy | New York City | 12/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this film at the Philadelphia Gay & Lesbian Film Festival this summer, and it was a great big hit. I really don't think it's a gay-interest film, however. Instead, it's a 'general audiences' film that happens to have a gay element, like "My Best Friend's Wedding", and many other recent films.
It's a take-off on the reality TV rage that's taken over television. Even the format of the film is drawn for TV, because the film unfolds in half-hour 'episodes', complete with intros and outros...it's just like watching the complete season of a TV show on DVD, one episode after another. Anyway, the cast is bizarre and odd, and just right. Sandon Berg delivers an endearing performance as the center of the mayhem, and hunky Rick Federman succeeds opposite him. There's a surprise twist at the end which I won't divulge, but it comes from a surprising person, and provides a nice reality check.
Michael Akers' direction is smooth and brisk, as it should be for this type of lark. Kudos to United Gay Network for producing a film that strives beyond the narrow market of 'gay interest'."
You really should read the bad reviews on this one.......
Darien Wells | Tulsa, Oklahoma USA | 10/13/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This film encases a plot that is absolute genius......... had they been serious about it. Instead the retards that wrote this manage to insult gays, straights, family, reality tv, society in general, the President and even Jesus, in about the sickest way possible. Furthermore, they thought it would be funny. Well in all seriousness it would have been a funny, dramatic production had they made a serious movie about a straight guy pretending to be gay and marry a gay man in order to win a million dollars. That's the whole concept around which they promoted this production. What you REALLY get is a stupid, off the wall, sarcastic, skit very similar to something you would find on Saturday Night Live, on a bad night. I would LOVE to see someone with ability take this concept and DO IT RIGHT! If you've read the descriptions of this film, what you read is awesome. It is not what you get. This thing makes Lucy and Ethel look serious and dramatic. Rick Federman is hot and would have been perfect (with a well written plot) for the part of the straight man. In fact, Sandon Berg would have been good as the gay guy in a serious dramatic role without all the hideous nerdy, flaming queen overkill. Picture quality and sound were good, casting was good considering the roles being cast. This film was a cheap shot at anyone and everyone, including the viewer for being stupid enough to be duped into watching it. I was not at all impressed but highly challenge someone REPUTABLE to remake this film into the masterpiece it could have been. I am so very disappointed!"
Believe the bad reviews and STAY AWAY!!
a viewer | antioch, tn United States | 01/24/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the worst insults to gay movies that I have ever seen. Never mind the swishy stereotypes and white trash stereotypes and machismo stereotypes.....Believe the one and two star reviews here. This film is horrible...with some of the worst acting I've ever seen...particularly the stupid lady who plays the host of the TV show. Just horrible."