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We spend a week in the L.A. offices where the daytime TV show "The Love Judge" is written and produced. Jo, the show's large and loud producer, announces she is leaving the show in two weeks. Paula (driven and on Prozac) and Mark (gay and moody) compete for Jo's job. Mark, coming onto the first anniversary of the death from AIDS of the love of his life, is attracted to Bill, who claims to be straight. Meanwhile, Jeremy, a close friend of Mark's, is putting the moves on Bill. Leslie, Jo's overworked assistant, tells Mark she wants to be a writer (she even has a script written). How these relationships that combine work and friendship play out is the movie's subject. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Richard Glatzer's only film where he did not collaborate with his writing/directing partner and husband, Wash Westmoreland. See more »

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Produced and Arranged by Richard Herrera Lopez
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Good story – spoilt by the cast trying to out-camp each other in a `flaming' war
23 March 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Behind the scenes of trashy TV show `The love judge' a team of writers , editors and producers work to churn out tasteless scripts. However there are also tensions, love triangles, unfulfilled lust and potential promotions – all in one week.

When I watched this I thought it was meant to be a comedy so I must admit that I was a little misled – no fault of the film though. When I got over this I settled back to watch a drama/comedy of sorts. The story is difficult because it just felt like an amateurish mess of camp characters who's lives seem too hysterical and OTT to care about – many of them being flaming queens. However under all this is a nice story which is best at the end.

Unfortunately this story has been buried by a director who still feels like he's trying things out – some scenes have a real student film feel to them. However what really ruined the story was the characters (and the actors). The characters are too camp – I'm not sure if American gay men are like this for real, but they all felt too flaming and took away from the emotional core of the film. Yes the campness brought some comedy in some scenes but it really killed off the drama and was only one step away from out and out stereotype.

Of the cast Kent Fuher was good as Jo (but seems too much in awe of Divine herself) and Chester was quite understated and worked well with a character who is complex at heart. However the rest – namely Arquette and Wilborn just camped it up like mad. The cast did feel at times like they were all friends in college who got together to make a student film.

Overall this has a good story at it's core. However the student film feel takes a little away and the flaming campness is not really my thing. However if you're into that scene (and not offended by the camp stereotypes) then there's much to enjoy here.


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