Teenage Goth couple Adam and Rhonda are club hopping when Adam spots a dancer he is immediately attracted to. Taking the dancer home, Adam is introduced to drugs by him, but their sexual escapade is interrupted by an embarrassing episode and the dancer leaves quickly. Years later Adam accidentally stabs his dog and brings him to a hospital where he is treated by a psychiatrist who once studied veterinary medicine. The doctor (Steve) and Adam start dating and fall in love. Rhonda, who has stayed Adam's close friend through the years, begins to date Steve's straight roommate at the same time. Months later Steve realizes that Adam was the Goth teenager with whom he had the embarrassing encounter, and breaks off the relationship, afraid that Steve will reject him when he finds out the truth.Written by
Ron Kerrigan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The DVD release of the film contains several deleted and extended scenes with commentary from writer/director/star Craig Chester. The scenes are included in the film's novelization, also written by Chester. Most of the scenes were cut for time. The scenes featured on the DVD are:
An extended version of Adam's (Chester) opening visit to the support group
Adam saves Rhonda (Parker Posey) from a relapse into her food addiction at a barbecue restaurant
Adam recounts to Steve (Malcolm Gets) a sexual experience he had with a mime
Adam and Steve get ready to go country dancing
An extended version of the party at Steve's apartment, including more scenes with Jeff and Jeff's adopted daughter Ling-Ling
An extended version of Michael (Chris Kattan) telling Adam about Steve's past
Adam and Steve have a fight after Steve's party
An extended version of the dinner party with Adam, Steve, and Steve's parents
Michael wakes up to find Steve is not home and realizes he doesn't know how to operate without him (he tries to make coffee and realizes he doesn't know how)
Rhonda and Michael make out when Michael tempts Rhonda with a pie, which promptly ends up covering them both (Craig Chester admits that the scene was cut due to massive technical difficulties in staging it)
I was recently at the world premier of Adam and Steve at the Tribecca Film Festival this April. I didn't quite know what to expect walking into the theater but I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with what I saw on screen. Most gay themed films over the past several years have bored me and depressed me to the point of a much-needed visit to my analyst. I know that there are important issues dealing with the gay community, but it is nice to see a film that looks past all of the usual topics points and moves on to very funny comedy. The writer director Craig Chester did a superb job at ramping up the humor and staying dedicated to keeping the story funny. When you think, that was funny; he turns it up and takes it even farther. The sell out crowd of about 1500 at Tribeca was incredible entertained by this film. There were very few dull moments and the audience kept pace with the humor. The guys at Funnyboy Films made a good choice making Adam and Steve. This film along with their first success of LATTERDAYS shows the potential for this company to be a strong force in the future of the film-making community.
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