An already 'out' and eccentric teenager recruits a bizarre circle of friends made up of two oddball outcasts, a straight jock he's crushing on and a drag queen, to help him bring down the homophobic bully threatening his would-be peaceful, high-school existence.
Olaf "Gunn" Gunnunderson, an out-and-proud gay college student, crawls back into the closet to survive the holidays with his family. He keeps his cool as his quirky Midwestern-hearted ... See full summary »
Zack is gacationing in Palm Springs, with new BF Benji who wants to try an open relationship, to Zack's dismay. Adding confusion is Casey, Zack's ex, with Peter his fake BF, plus Casey's fruit-fly friend, Penny, and Zack's friend Lili.
Q. Allan Brocka
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High school coming-of-age tale. It is the 1980's -- and new wave angst and gender-bending fashion are all the rage. The new kid at school, Chance Marquis is a somewhat awkward teenager who is the target of the school bully. To deal with this dilemma, Chance turns to the opposite ends of the high school spectrum for help. On one end is the flamboyant drag queen and at the other end, the varsity jock. Includes conventions of the high school genre -- the idiot faculty, the good-hearted but misguided parents, the fairy tale reversal of popularity. Written by
Winner "Best of Fest" at Palm Springs Film Festival - Palm Springs, CA 2007 See more »
In an early scene the vice-principal goes over Chance's academic history in an interview with Chance and states that he is known to sometimes channel deceased torch singers such as Rosemary Clooney, Dionne Warwick, and Ethel Merman. However, as the movie takes place in the 1980s (never indicated which exact year), the only singer of the three that might have been deceased was Ethel Merman (d. 1984). Rosemary Clooney died in 2002. And, Ms. Warwick is still among the living in 2008. See more »
I will preface this comment with the fact that this was an indie film and low budget.
That being said, bravo. I was amazed how close the characters in the movie to the aspects of mine, and probably every gay man's, life. Tad and Brett borough the characters to life with such a brilliant portrayal of the outcast and the in-crowder stepping out. I will admit there were a couple times the dialog seemed a bit interesting and/or almost forced, but overall, i would recommend this movie to anyone. The gay aspect is not shoved in your face, so anyone who enjoys teen comedies can enjoy this.
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