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

GPMMC #25: The Big Gay Musical (2009)

TheBigGayMusicalThe Big Gay Musical (2009)
Directors: Casper Andreas, Fred M. Caruso
Writer: Fred M. Caruso
Stars: Daniel Robinson, Joey Dudding and Jeff Metzler
Summary: Life imitates a play, and that’s just the thing for sending up the Bible in this no-feathers-barred fantasia that swirls around Paul (Daniel Robinson) and Eddie (Joey Dudding), the leads in a musical called "Adam and Steve Just the Way God Made ‘Em." Offstage, the pair act out the story of their own star-crossed lives: Paul, recently dumped, just wants to stay in, while Eddie’s still coming out. But rest assured that the show tunes will go on.

I can understand a gay man who’s not into musicals but he must at least like 1 in some way, shape or form.  This movie plays off the sterotype that gay men all love musicals.  In the process it looks are the two main character’s lives outside of the musical they are in as well as showing a take on the whole “God hates gays” thing.  Intertwining the stage musical with Paul and Eddie’s real life allows for a very compelling story and they acting for the comedic and the serious elements of this movie is spot on.  They know when to camp it up, and they know when to bring it down to Earth.  This is a great little film and I completely recommend it.

5 Stars