After Marc dumps him, Kyle unites with Gwen and Tiffani to land sexually confused art model Troy by pretending to be straight. However, Marc wants Troy, too, and members from a notorious "ex-gay" group are slipping for the both of them.
Phillip J. Bartell
Emily Brooke Hands,
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
Andy, Nico, Jarod and Griff reunite in Fort Lauderdale for Spring Break and participate in a contest called "Gays Gone Wild" to determine who can attain the most "buttlove" over the course of the vacation.
Aaron Michael Davies
A "coming out" story that avoids all the tired cliches and stays committed to telling the stories of these characters, "East Side Story" examines bias of all kinds and features stirring performances by incredibly attractive actors.
Tiffani and her friend Casey try to lure the gorgeous Zack with a phony online profile using the image of Tiffani's buff ex, Ryan... which works fine until the real Ryan shows up. Only through some fancy footwork, advice from his Aunt Helen and mentor Harry, and a daring sexual escapade can Casey figure out how to set things right and perhaps even find the love he's been seeking. Written by
The story was not new at all and the dialogue was not executed perfectly (some jokes could have been funnier if executed better, some of the story more believable...), but this movie has other qualities that redeem it. Ryan (Michael) did quite well in this movie. He shows promise as an actor (and isn't hard on the eyes). Zack (Chris Salvatore) is not only (REALLY) attractive and likable, that's him signing over the credits and he's got some talent. I really hope to see both of them go further. And... without spoiling... the, let's call it "couch" scene is pretty hot.
Tiffani gave a good contribution. I feel like Tandy was under-utilized. The lead was a little too... low-key. But likable.
As a quality story... this movie does not make it. Predictable and it was not executed well enough. I also hate speeches (not to imply there was one at any point in the movie, that is just a random comment, perhaps). But this wasn't an attempt at art and it was enjoyable.
As a place for new talent to emerge... that may be where this movies finds its success. I think the best thing to come out of this movie would be more work for Michael (Ryan) and Chris (Zack).
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