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The Big Gay Musical (2009)

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Paul and Eddie have just begun previews for the new Off-Broadway musical "Adam and Steve Just the Way God Made 'Em." Their lives strangely mirror the characters they are playing. Paul is ... See full summary »

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Paul and Eddie have just begun previews for the new Off-Broadway musical "Adam and Steve Just the Way God Made 'Em." Their lives strangely mirror the characters they are playing. Paul is looking for the perfect man and Eddie is dealing with how his sexuality and faith can mix. After yet another disastrous dating experience, Paul has an epiphany. He is done dating and just wants to be a slut like the sexy chorus boys that share his dressing room. Eddie has to tell his parents that he's gay and is starring in a show that calls the bible the "Breeder's Informational Book of Living Examples". Eddie comes out to his family and Paul goes on Manhunt. Eddie's parents are destroyed by the news and Paul can't even have a good one-night stand. But after musical numbers with scantly clad tap dancing angels, a retelling of Genesis, tele-evangelists, a camp that attempts to turn gay kids straight, and a bunch of showtunes, everyone realizes that life gets better once they accept who they really are... Written by Fred M. Caruso

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$4,136 (USA) (18 September 2009)

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$22,346 (USA) (30 October 2009)
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Shot over a period of 17 days. See more »

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While singing "Musical Theatre Love Story" "Adam" and "Steve" go from dancing in shorts to dancing in underwear between shots with no time to have taken them off. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: What should I do?
Paul: About what? Your parents or your virginity?
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References What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »

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Christian Medley
Music & Lyrics written by Rick Crom and Fred M. Caruso
Performed by Liza McCartney, Jeremy Sullivan, Marty Thomas, Josh Cruz
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Call me crazy but I LOVED this
31 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a story behind the making of a gay musical called "Adam and Steve: Just the Way God Made Them". It follows the backstage lives of Adam/Paul (Daniel Robinson) and Steve/Eddie (Joey Dudding). Paul wants love and commitment but seems to only find guys who want meaningless sex. Eddie is gay and still a virgin and hasn't told his parents he's gay--but they want to see him in his first big role. Throughout the film we see songs and numbers from the musical itself.

OK--this technically doesn't deserve 10 stars. The acting isn't that good, some of the actors REALLY overdue the gay stereotypes and a lot of the back stories are woefully underdeveloped (especially the one with Eddie and his parents). However all the songs are good, everybody can sing and even the dancing is GREAT (the tap dancing angels were just incredible). Also the leads are attractive (especially Robinson who's all pumped up), the chorus boys are all good-looking and muscular and there's some REALLY hot guy on guy sex here (nothing hardcore though). Also gay porn star Brent Corrigan pops up (and is very good) as a hustler and Michael Schiffman is incredibly charming as Charles. Also there are happy endings all around. AND the movie is unapologetically gay and goes after the Catholic Church, the Bible and homophobes but in a kind manner. A very gay, very sexy and just great gay musical. I give this a 10!


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