Another Gay Movie

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Another Gay Movie
Another Gay Movie.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Todd Stephens
Produced by Todd Stephens
Jesse Adams
Karen Jaroneski
Written by Todd Stephens
Starring Michael Carbonaro
Jonah Blechman
Jonathan Chase
Mitch Morris
Ashlie Atkinson
Scott Thompson
Stephanie McVay
Music by Marty Beller
Nancy Sinatra (song)
Cinematography Carl Bartels
Edited by Jeremy Stulberg
Production
company
Luna Pictures
Piloton Entertainment
Velvet Films
Distributed by TLA Releasing
Release dates
  • April 29, 2006 (2006-04-29)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $500,000
Box office $745,327[1]

Another Gay Movie is a 2006 gay 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.

Plot[edit]

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 Muffler's grandfather (George Marcy). Andy pursues his long-time crush, his math teacher, Mr. Puckov (Graham Norton), but fails; he instead ends up going threesome with Angel (Darryl Stephens), a male stripper, and Beau (James Getzlaff), a baseball pitcher. Jarod seeks out fellow jocks, including Beau, but ends up dumping him in order to have sex with Griff, who tries to earn the affection of Angel; it starts out successfully, but then Griff chooses Jarod as his true love. 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.

Cast[edit]

The main cast and writer/producer of Another Gay Movie, (L to R) Jonathan Chase as Jarod, Mitch Morris as Griff, writer/producer Todd Stephens, Michael Carbonaro as Andy, and Jonah Blechman as Nico, in a scene from the film's DVD.

Production[edit]

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."[2] 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.[2]

Release and reception[edit]

On April 29, 2006, the film had its premier at Lowes Village East in New York.[3] The film grossed $745,327 at the box office on a $500,000 budget.[1]

Tirdad Derakhshani of the The Philadelphia Inquirer described the film as "an unapologetic, un-P.C., in-your-face gay take on American Pie."[4] Kyle Buchanan of the 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."[5] The film was not favorable to Ann Hornaday of the The Washington Post, who described the film as a painful derivative of the gross-out teen comedy.[6] 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".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Another Gay Movie at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ a b Ferber, Lawrence (August 15, 2006). "Naughty Naughty: The Raunchy, Outrageous Sex Comedy Another Gay Movie Pushes Queer Cinema into Taboo-Busting New Territory". The Advocate. Retrieved 9 January 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Wintrow, Scott (April 29, 2006). "Premiere Of "Another Gay Movie" At The 5th Annual TFF". Getty Images. Retrieved 9 January 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ Derakhshani, Tirdad (July 13, 2006). "'Another Gay Movie': some raunchy fun, and that's it.(Movie review)". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA). Retrieved 9 January 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ 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)). 
  6. ^ Hornaday, Ann (September 1, 2006). "'Another Gay Movie': Over and Out". The Washington Post. Retrieved 9 January 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ Blank, Ed (September 8, 2006). "Another Gay Movie". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 9 January 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 

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