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 ...
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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
Superficial and stereotypical. No substance of any kind. Not up to date with the times. As someone else wrote. Move along. The musical numbers should never long and boring, especially in something billing itself a musical. Not what people want to see these days. When the acting is so-so, not the storyline indeed nothing can hold interest. Stereo types be it southern accents or whatever ... and such cannot save what could have been a worthwhile venture. If it had only sought to distinguish itself in some way that modern audience could relate to. That's not to say there is not a small niche audience. There clearly could be an audience for a collection of show tunes done by unknown or little known artists. But this would be quite small. Those expecting something truly 'big' will be disappointed? Too much emphasis on bodies and hook-ups moves any movie away from something to be taken seriously and into just an excuse to show these things. That is never a good thing to project to the serious movie going public. In a musical, singing and dancing should be first rate, the story should be engaging and if in fact it is based on cliché, at least it could be original in scope and context, not the same tired venues and story lines that someone would expect from similar projects 20 years ago. If you are looking for a musical that is significant to life in the 2000s, then you may better off looking elsewhere.
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