The Deviants (film)
|Directed by||Reid Waterer|
|Produced by||Justin Louis|
|Written by||Doug Dezzani
Shauna Sand Lamas
|Music by||Robert Wayne Johnson|
|Distributed by||Allumination Entertainment|
The Deviants is a comedy film about a matchmaker for people with unusual sexual deviations (all of which legal or borderline legal, except non statutory female on male rape). The Deviants was written by Doug Dezzani and Reid Waterer, and directed by Reid Waterer. It was Waterer's first feature.
This film was nominated for Best Feature of the 2003 Ohio Independent Film Festival. It received a rave review from Julie Washington in Cleveland's major newspaper, The Plain Dealer, in which she called it "hilarious and more heartfelt than any of the gross-out fests filling the multiplexes. A celebration of sick humor". In North Carolina's Winston-Salem Journal, Mark Burger wrote: "Slight but appealing romantic comedy, in which an unorthodox dating service tries to match people with sexual quirks. Director Reid Waterer may be a talent to watch, and Tiffany Shepis is a saucy standout".
Norm (Doug Dezzani) the matchmaker at Hopeless Romantics can find surprising love matches for anyone, no matter how strange their behavior. However, when Norm hires sassy protégé Monique (Tamara Curry) and tries to teach her the tricks of the trade, they encounter the wildest clients he's ever had, some of whom are:
- Marina (Tiffany Shepis), a female nudist who seeks someone who will share her views on social nudity and sexuality. That is, someone who will see her constant nakedness in appreciation of the human body rather than an invitation for sex.
- Norm himself, who always feels incomplete in sex due to his failure to experience simultaneous orgasms with his female partner.
- Cecilia (Angel Boris), a hypersexual woman who can't talk to men in private without immediately raping them at gunpoint and/or by knocking them out (see somnophilia). She does the latter to Norm himself when she first presents her problem to him in his private office, and the former to Monique's former boyfriend (in a date which Norm later arranged for them).
- A house cleaner, who is aroused by pubic hair. Therefore, she either collects it from her clients' houses or sneaks up on her male clients and plucks their pubic hair directly.
- A man who is arroused by cats.
- A bodybuilder who feels his penis is too small.
- A woman who can only reach orgasm while standing upside down on her head.
- Chad (Brad Yoder), a pool guy who can't help peeing into his clients' swimming pools for arousal.
- Ivan (Christopher Bradley), a "handicapped" gay man who uses his wheelchair as an excuse to stare at people's crotches. He's unable to do so directly, as he feels unwanted in the gay community due to his older age.
Somehow, Norm and Monique find the right match for each of their clients as well as for themselves, thus ending the movie on the positive note that there's a right match out there for everybody.
- Julie E. Washington (2003-11-03). "Unconventional takes on love, politics". The Plain Dealer. p. D1.
- Mark Burger (2004-09-02). "Videos Now in Stores". Winston-Salem Journal. p. Relish Supplement.
- Buzz McClain (2004-05-31). "The Deviants". Video Business. p. 23.