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Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat

Eating Out 1 was funny and interesting, specially because I watched it at a time when I had not seen many gay films. The second part was a huuuge disappointment. This 3rd in series film is actually decent. It keeps your attention, interest and is also funny in parts.  Tiffany, the ideal fag hag is back. Her friend is now Casey who has just moved to LA. He meets Zack at a LGBT event and instantly takes al iking for him but he is already taken. But Zack breaks up soon. casey finds him online and pretends to be someone else. On Tiffany's insistence he puts up Ryan's profile as his profile. (Ryan is Tiffany's ex and he supposedly does not live in LA anymore). Casey pretending to be hot Ryan flirts with Zack and almost makes him fall in love with him. But enter the real Ryan and the truth comes out. Now Tiffany & Ryan help Casey to win back Zack and in an interesting climax they both declare love for each other.  Story is simple. The movie keeps flowing because of the influx

Flexing With Monty

If you thought, you had seen bad gay films, wait till you see this one. This one beats all of them. The worse movie made, EVER. Monty is a bodybuilder. His gym is the very heart of his existence. He is aggressively male, outrageously narcissistic and a bigot. Sharing this strange world is Monty's cerebral and emotionally wounded younger brother, Bertin. One stormy day, the brothers' bizarre but settled lives are suddenly disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Lilith, a Catholic nun collecting contributions for an unusual cause. Lilith's arrival is the catalyst required to generate a momentous change in Bertin's relationship with his brother: a change that results in the astonishing and gruesome downfall of the vainglorious Monty. Almost 70% of the film focusses on Monty's body building, I dunno why. And the rest is so vague, bizzare, non sensical that I am finding hard to find words to express how bad it really was. Stay away... Plllleeeeeaaaaasssseee. (0/10)

Boca A Boca (Spanish) [Mouth To Mouth]

This was an alright film. Its again not right to put this film as a gay film but what the hell, it at least gives me a chance to write about something. A film which has Javier Bardem is worth writing about anyways. A struggling actor Victor Ventura waiting for his break. In the interim he works at a phone sex line. A man named Bill is his regular client who is closeted doctor and married and Victor pretends to be gay. One night Victor decides to meet one of his female callers named Amanda and has a night of passion. As it turns out Amanda says she is married to Bill but Victor thinks he loves her. She asks him to help set up Bill for their divorce and he agrees. The plan is for Victor to seduce Bill into meeting him privately so that when they are alone, some pictures can be taken and divorce would be easy. When Victor and Bill are alone a hitman tries to kill them and it turns out that Amanda is not married to Bill. Both had been set up. And the persn behind all this is Bill's r

Andre's Mother

This film was short and touching. I watched it with my boyfriend and he was really touched by it. The film reminded me of another film that I recently saw in terms of a guy trying to mend relations with the mom of his estranged lover.  Cal is an upcoming writer in New York who falls in love with Andre, an aspiring actor. Andre's mother knowing everything still fails to acknowledge that Andre is gay. When she visits to NY from Texas, Andre has to go for an audition forcing her to spend sometime with Cal. She has a hard time dealing with her son's relationship and lifestyle, despite Cal's efforts to become her friend. Andre's grandmother on the other hand is more accepting but her daughter is intransigent in her disapproval. Andre finally falls prey to Aids which further creates rift between Cal and Andre. It kills Cal to see that Andre's mother still would not acknowledge him and maybe blame him for what happened. After the funeral, an emotional outburst from Cal for

King Size (French)

This is a very nice, cute simple film. They have used an unusual theme and without any drama they have tried to portray a lot. Hd this movie been an American film, it would have been a drama. As an audience you have more fun with the film because this is a musical. Every 5 minute is a song and dance sequence but it kind of fits well even if you dont understand the language. Its a cute film. Vincent and Nicholas are a happy gay couple who have been together for many years. They meet Gabriel, many years their junior and all 3 of them are completely smitten by each other. After their first night together, they realize there is much more to what just happened. The 3 of them fall in love and decide to be a couple of 3. They ask Gabriel to move in with them. All that they now need is a big king size bed to accommodate all three of them. Initially Vincent's sister doesn't approve f it but seeing that Gabriel although young is completely committed to the relationship gives in and acce

Chicken Tikka Masala (UK)

The movie is fun on first viewing and OTT when you see it the second movie. This is one movie in which one single frame has a very good actor and the completely opposite of a really really bad actor. This is how the cast is spread out in the film. Jimi is a medical school student who is gay and has a lover Jack and they live with Jack's obese, alcoholic, loose morals aunt Vanessa and her daughter Hannah. Jimi's family is visited by the Patel family from Delhi who bring their beautiful daughter Simran to England to find a husband. Jimi's parents and grandmother trick Jimi into marrying Simran and suddenly announce their engagement and wedding in 7 days. Jimi discovers the plot and is too spineless not to go along with it, a decision which enrages Jack and infuriates Vanessa. Hannah tells a 'little lie' to Simran (that she is Jimi's daughter) and the wedding is off. When Jimi's parents visit Jimi's house they discover the drunken Vanessa. Initially repul

Latter Days

Ok, so everyone who watches gay films has definitely hard of this movie. In case you are wondering how come I saw this movie so late, I didn't. I just recently watched it the second time so that now I could review it for my blog as well. Plus it gives me a chance to revisit and see if I still like it as much as I did it in my previous time. This one is still good but after this there have been so many better films that probably this one might not feature in my personal top 10 gay films.  Aaron a hunky Morman missionary moves to West Hollywood in LA to spread the word of God. He along with 3 of his other friends moves into an apartment complex where Christian lives. Christian is sex starved gay hunk whom everyone wants. He has the ideal good looking man. Working as a waiter, he bets with his friends that he can have one of the Morman boys in his bed. Christian lays his eyes on Aaron and aaron is more than ready to oblige. When Aaron helps Christian when he gets hurt, he is ready to

Watercolors

Once in a while comes an innocent sweet and tender love story that makes your stomach churn but in a good way. You want to get lost in that innocence and wish something you were the character feeling those emotions. Very very few films made me feel that way and this one definitely comes high up in that region. This is a strongly recommended film.  Danny, a gifted young artist is having his first art exhibition. He is looking at his paintings and is remembered of his high school days and his first love Carter. Carter's father and Danny's mother met at a AA meeting. When Carter's father has to go out of town for few days, he asks if Carter can stay at Danny's house. Carter finds some naked men's pictures in Danny's room but is totally cool with it. The boys somehow have an instant connection in terms of friendship. They have the most amazing weekend ever as they were long lost friends. Danny likes to paint and wants to paint Carter. He is totally in awe of him and

Sitcom (French)

A bizarre, fucked up movie is what I have to say about this film. The film started well but after the whole episode of incest and rat and everything, the film just went complete downhill. I would probably not recommend this film to anyone. The story is about Jean and his wife with a son Nicholas and daughter Sophie. Two new members in the house, maid Maria and a pet rat brings in series of troubles for the family. One night maid maria is invited by the family for dinner. She arrives with her African husband Abdu. Nicholas has been playing with the rat. After which when he is at dinner, he suddenly declares that he is gay and goes back to the room. Abdu offers to help but we all knew what is going to happen. Soon Nicholas's room is home to a parade of strangers doing who-knows-what. The mother can't understand what's going on. Same night Sophie has an encounter with the rat following which, she jumps out of the window and ends up becoming a bitchy paraplegic. Her boyfriend

The Boy With the Sun in His Eyes

Please, if this is what some film makers are going to create in the name of art, then please spare me of the horror. This has to be one of the most really bad films I have ever seen. There is absolutely no story and acting is so shoddy and terrible. John and Kevin are childhood friends. John is gay and Kevin is bisexual who has a girlfriend by the name Solange, a B-movie actress in low-budget Italian horror films who has never met John. After Kevin's unexpected suicide attempt, John gets to meet Solange. Within minutes of meeting him, Solange offers John a job as a production/personal assistant for "The Untourist Guide," a food/lifestyle magazine/show she is planning to do in Europe. Here starts a weird journey where you get to be a part of some really weird parties and John meeting some hot men in Paris and Italy. This continues non stop for a while, till a time John realizes that there is something wrong with Solange and it is she who is weird. Miraculously, she has a

Merci Docteur Rey (French/English)

It will be wrong to say that this is gay themed film. While it is painted on a backdrop about a gay young man, this is a classic murder comedy in the best European tradition. Although set in Paris, the film is primarily in English with French thrown here and there. Single mother Elisabeth who is a world famous opera singer is having trouble communicating with her only son 23-year old Thomas. Though Elisabeth is based in US, Thomas prefers t live in Paris. Thomas is struggling with his gender identity and spends his time in the sex personals and phone ads. During one such encounters, he witnesses a murder of an old man. It turns out hat the old man was actually his father who left Elisabeth for another man. Troubled at what just happened, he goes to visit a psychiatrist Dr Rey. He mistakes one of her patients Penelope to be the doctor and tells her everything. Penelope who blames herself for sudden death of Dr. Rey in one of her sessions tells the truth to Thomas and they start sharing

Shank (UK)

I am not too sure about my feelings for the movie. I should feel bad for the main protagonist but I dont because whatever happened to him was partially because of his own fault. And considering what he had done to others, he received an equally bad result for it. Cal is a member of a local London gang of happy slappers who hurt anyone who is a little different from them. Cal is secretive about his sexuality, afraid of his friends reactions but at the same time he also is very attracted to his best friend in the gang. H sneaks out and has anonymous sex with men followed by beating them up. One day when his friends are beating a young French gay student Olivier, Cal cannot take it and rescues him. This is not taken kindly by the gang members. Cal then takes shelter with Olivier and they start a relationship which ultimately turns into love. Olivier teaches Cal how to feel comfortable with who he is. But how long can Cal stay away from his gang members. They ultimately get hold of him an

Fuera de Carta (Spanish) [Chef's Special]

I think I am starting to like SPanish gay films. One thing that is common in most of the Spanish films I have seen is that they have strong message of love and of family too. I like that fact. The story is about Maxi who is flamboyantly gay and owner of a restaurant. He is in debt because he is overpaying his staff but he knows one thing he cannot do is fire his staff. He dreams of getting a start from some reputed food critic so that his business starts booming. His Maitre-d' Alex is a sex-starved woman who lives with him. His life take s a spin when his ex wife dies leaving him with his 15 year old son and his 6 year old daughter. Maxi completely freaks out. At the same time, there is a an ex-soccer Argentinean player Horacio who moves in their building. ALex has her eyes on him and Maxi tries to set them up. But it turns out that Horacio likes Maxi but he is not out to anyone and because of his position he cannot tell anyone. They start having an affair. Maxi is still not getti

Out At The Wedding

Its good to sometimes watch movies without any expectations. Having read the previews, I know this movie was strictly a gay themed movie but then at the same time it kind of is. The main protagonist is pretending to be lesbian and has a gay man as her best friend who i always by her side. I think that qualifies it as a film that I can review here.  Southerner Alex has finally found man of hr dreams Dana, who is half black and half Jewish. Her best friend is her gay pal Jonathan who brings laughter to her life. When he unexpectedly proposes to her the day she’s to leave town for her sister’s wedding, life gets complicated. Having assumed her southern family would never accept her ethnic boyfriend, she’s never told them he exists. In turn, she’s led Dana to believe her entire family is dead. Making an excuse to leave town, she takes Jonathan as her date to the wedding and figures once she gets through the weekend, she’ll come clean to everyone. Back in South Carlina, she deals with her

Lucky Bastard

This is one of the weirder movies I have seen in the recent times. It wont be right to say that the film was bad. It was just odd with a very confusing plot in which the characters were not developed enough to justify their actions in the movie. Architect and restorer Rusty lives with his boyfriend in a hotel. When his boyfriend leaves town for work for a couple of days, he has a chance encounter with Denny in a convenient store and brings him back to his room. Very soon he realizes that Rusty is positive and crystal meth addict. He keeps pushing Rusty for money so that he can buy drugs. They both keep telling each other how much they like each other (they have been together barely few hours). Ultimately Rusty gives in but we can see that things are not working out between them. After a few physical sessions, their chemistry is fading. Rusty soon realizes that Denny cannot stop his drugs and hustling habits. He asks him to leave. Meanwhile his boyfriend comes back and sees everything.

Make The Yuletide Gay

Make the Yuletide Gay is a kindhearted and very low impact coming out tale with only the slightest bit of angst getting in the way of the feel good vibe. If only every gay person could have it this easy when it's time to confront the parents with the truth of the matter. Heading home for Christmas break, college senior Olaf, kisses his boyfriend Nathan goodbye and heads off. But Nathan, abandoned by his rich jet-setting parents at the last minute, decides to follow Gunn home and share Christmas with his family. But what Nathan does not know is that Olaf is not out to his family. In fact, Olaf actually stops at a rest stop to change clothes and hair to 'straighten' himself up for his family. At home Olaf is greeted by her overtly zeal mother who is always giggly and wants Olaf to meet with some nice neighborhood girl and date. She keeps bringing up this topic. His father is a college professor and stoner of 40 years who has so baked his brain that he can hardly remember hi