GPMMC #30: But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)

ButImACheerleaderBut I’m a Cheerleader (1999)
Director
: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Brian Wayne Peterson, Jamie Babbit
Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall and Michelle Williams
Summary: In this hilarious satire, Megan Bloomfield (Natasha Lyonne) lives a “normal” teen life as a cheerleader dating the captain of the football team. But her parents and friends suspect Megan is gay because of “clues,” such as her distaste for kissing her boyfriend. Shipped off to True Directions — a camp designed to shove her back in the closet — Bloomfield meets tomboy Graham Eaton (Clea DuVall), who helps her recognize her sexual orientation.

I’ve always loved this movie.  It shows the absurdity of the so called “Sexual reorientation” programs.  It also deals with people’s denial of being gay and all in good fun too.  Seeing RuPaul not in drag was a little weird despite that fact that she . . . he had a spectacular performance.  It’s weird calling RuPaul a he.  Anyway, this is definitely proof that he . . . she . . can act, so stay away from Starrbooty.  The rest of the cast was fantastic and I have nothing bad to say about this movie.

5 Stars

Challenge complete.  *collapes in a heap*

GPMMC #29: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

rockyhorrorThe Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Director: Jim Sharman
Writers: Richard O’Brien, Jim Sharman
Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick
Summary: This notorious horror parody — a fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock ‘n’ roll, among other things — tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The film — a bizarre musical co-starring Meat Loaf and Richard O’Brien — bombed in its initial release but later gained a cult following at midnight showings.

What can I say?  I can’t not love this movie.  It’s definitely not a movie for everyone but I love it.  I’m just chicken to go to one of the live shows.  Especially if they know it’s my first time going.  Horror stories, I tell you.  Anyway, this is definitely a cult film.  I’m a huge fan of Tim Curry. The songs are very memorable and how can you not want to stand up and do the Time Warp?

5 Stars

GPMMC #28: Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008)

AnothergaysequelAnother Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008)
Director: Todd Stephens
Writers: Todd Stephens
Stars: Jonah Blechman, Jake Mosser and Aaron Michael Davies
Summary: In this outrageous sequel to Another Gay Movie, best friends Andy (Jake Mosser), Nico (Jonah Blechman), Jarod (Jimmy Clabots) and Griff (Aaron Michael Davies) enjoy a crazy spring break in Fort Lauderdale when they compete in a "Gays Gone Wild" contest to see who can bed the most hunks. In order to come out on top, they’ll have to conquer giant genital crabs and evil gay frat boys. This campy comedy also features RuPaul and Perez Hilton.

Nice, 14 movies after number 14 and I review it’s sequel.  With only Jonah Blechman returning for this movie, there didn’t seem much for this to connect to the first.  Oh, Scott Thompson returned as well.  This is essentially another movie just like the first.  Sure different plot line, different cameos, slightly different outcome, but all in all, still another funny movie.  Repeat offender

4 Stars

GPMMC #27: Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)

BillyshollywoodscreenkissBilly’s Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)
Director
: Tommy O’Haver
Writer: Tommy O’Haver
Stars: Brad Rowe, Sean Hayes and Richard Ganoung
Summary: Billy (Sean P. Hayes) is more passionate about his Polaroid camera than anything else, until a hunky — but straight — waiter named Gabriel (Brad Rowe) comes along. He convinces Gabriel to participate in his latest photography project, an opus that involves homoerotic re-creations of classic movie moments. But the fact that Gabriel has a girlfriend doesn’t stop Billy from trying to sway his sexual orientation.

It’s Jack!  As a character who is almost the exact opposite of Jack. It’s a very sweet movie with Billy finding a really great man then trying to work out if he’s straight or gay.  The acting in this movie was great.  I love the style of Billy telling a story and it being presented, not as a flashback but in a series of Polaroid picture.  The story was very consistent and it was refreshing to have a movie that didn’t have to go over the top for humor.   This has been listed as a comedy but I’m not really sure how comedic it really is.  I’d say it’s more of a dramatic romance with the requisite number of comedic moments.

4 Stars

GPMMC #26: Big Eden

BigedenBig Eden (2000)
Director: Thomas Bezucha
Writer: Thomas Bezucha
Stars: Arye Gross, Eric Schweig and Tim DeKay
Summary: Successful but lonely New York artist Henry Hart (Arye Gross) returns to Big Eden to care for his ailing grandfather and winds up confronting his unrequited passion for his high school best friend and his feelings about being gay in a small town. As Henry works though his emotions, the townspeople quietly conspire to help him along, until Henry realizes new possibilities for both friendship and romance. Eric Schweig and Louise Fletcher also star.

Maybe because previously I didn’t really watch this movie, but my original opinion was that I didn’t like it.  This new viewing game be an entirely different perspective.  It’s not really one of my favorites but I’m not much for the embarassing comedy moments.  This film is well acted and shot.  I really cannot have much if any complaints about this movie.  The only thing I can think of is that the immediate gay acceptance of the little town is unbelievable.  The great thing about this movie.  I don’t care.  It just makes me happy.

4 Stars