Another Gay Movie
|Another Gay Movie|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Todd Stephens|
|Produced by||Todd Stephens|
|Written by||Todd Stephens|
|Music by||Marty Beller|
Nancy Sinatra (song)
|Edited by||Jeremy Stulberg|
|Distributed by||TLA Releasing|
Another Gay Movie is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Todd Stephens. It follows four gay friends, Andy, Jarod, Nico and Griff, who vow upon graduating high school that they will all lose their "anal virginity" before their friend's Labor Day party. A sequel, Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!, was released in 2008.
The story centers around four gay friends who have recently graduated from San Torum High School. Andy (Michael Carbonaro) is an awkward, sex-crazed character who frequently masturbates with his mother's fruits and vegetables. Jarod (Jonathan Chase) is a handsome and fit jock who is quite insecure. Griff (Mitch Morris) is a nerdy, well-dressed guy who is secretly in love with Jarod. Nico (Jonah Blechman) is the most flamboyant, outgoing, and effeminate of the group. The four of them decide to make a pact to have sex by the end of the summer. Each boy proceeds to pursue sex in different ways, with both tragic and comedic results. Nico tries to secure an online date with a man named Ryder (Matthew Rush), but ends up with the grandfather (George Marcy) of their lesbian friend Muffler. Jarod seeks out fellow jocks, including a baseball pitcher named Beau (James Getzlaff), while Griff tries to earn the affection of Angel (Darryl Stephens), a male stripper; Jarod and Griff leave these men to have sex with each other instead, because they are in love. Andy, having failed to seduce his long-time crush, his math teacher, Mr. Puckov (Graham Norton), has a threesome with the rejected Beau and Angel. Much of the humor comes from how awkward each boy is at romance and how naive they are about sex. Each plot backfires horribly, until the boys finally begin to change their attitudes towards sex at the end of the film.
- Michael Carbonaro as Andy Wilson
- Jonah Blechman as Nico Hunter
- Jonathan Chase as Jarod
- Mitch Morris as Griff
- Ashlie Atkinson as Dawn Muffler
- Scott Thompson as Mr. Wilson
- Graham Norton as Mr. Puckov
- Stephanie McVay as Bonnie Hunter
- Lypsinka as Mrs. Wilson
- James Getzlaff as Beau
- Darryl Stephens as Angel
- Richard Hatch as Himself
- George Marcy as Grandpa Muffler
- Megan Saraceni as Mini-Muff
- Saudia Mills as Muffler Acquaintance
- Andersen Gabrych as Tyler
- Angela Oh as Tiki
- Joanna Leeds as Daisy
- Matthew Rush as Ryder
- Mink Stole (deleted scenes) as Sloppi Seconds
Todd Stephens' previous work revolved around gay teens, like Edge of Seventeen and Gypsy 83. The film was a result of Stephens difficulty in securing distribution of Gypsy 83 because the film was not "gay" enough. Stephens said "I was really angry when I wrote it. Very frustrated. And Another Gay Movie's what came out." Actor Jonah Blechman initially refused the script, but became intrigued by his own shock to Stephens' script that he decided to join the project as the executive producer.
Release and reception
Tirdad Derakhshani of The Philadelphia Inquirer described the film as "an unapologetic, un-P.C., in-your-face gay take on American Pie." Kyle Buchanan of The Advocate reflected the positive impact of the film as a "...parody that felt necessary. Arriving during the heyday of Project Runway and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the film came as both confirmation of gay people's mainstream status and a built-in corrective to it." The film was not reviewed favorably by Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post, who described the film as a painful derivative of the gross-out teen comedy. Ed Blank said the campy vulgarity of the film caters to a niche audience, but the film "delivers an abominable ensemble performance in an unplayable script".
- Another Gay Movie at Box Office Mojo
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- Buchanan, Kyle (October 7, 2008). "Not Another Gay Movie: The Follow-Up to a Successful 2006 Satire, Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild Aims to Be Even More Outrageous and Ends Up Losing Its Way". The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine). Retrieved 9 January 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)).
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