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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A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.
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Phillip J. Bartell
Emily Brooke Hands,
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
The scenes in Central Park were shot on the fly there as the crew did not have the requisite permits to film there. See more »
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 »
Cain, get that book mama's been working on.
You mean the "Breeder's Informational Book of Living Examples?
Yes, honey. But we call it the B.I.B.L.E. for short.
What are you writing it for?
We have to teach our descendants to hate the gays.
Do you think this book will be enough to warn them in the future? What if they don't believe it?
They'll believe anything they read. Five thousand years from now, they won't even know who wrote the damn thing!
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Although ultimately well intentioned, the film depicts a rather depressing image of what it means to be gay. If the film is to be believed, being gay means a life filled with religious-based bigotry, disease, a de-humanizing dating scene, low self-esteem, rejection from family and obsession with the body.
As a gay man living in a big city and working in the theatre, I can tell you that there's more to gay life than that. There are gay people in happy long-term monogamous relationships. Most gay people I know are involved with community activism and have rich, rewarding lives.
I belong to a gay Christian church, and I know that God loves everyone and that anti-gay bigotry is not consistent with Christ's ministry.
As a film, "The Big Gay Musical" is passable entertainment. The acting, writing, directing and music are average.
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