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Going Down in LA-LA Land (2011)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 May 2011 (USA)
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A fresh face comes to Hollywood to act in movies but only the gay porn studios are eager to provide him with work.


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Casper Andreas (screenplay), Andy Zeffer (novel)
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Lewis is a closeted gay man throwing a bachelor party for his straight best friend and secret crush, Cooper. After a night of drunken sex together, the two men decide to meet in the same ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Ludwinski ... Adam Zeller
Allison Lane ... Candy
Michael Medico ... John Vastelli
Casper Andreas ... Nick
John Schile ... Ron
Jesse Archer Jesse Archer ... Matthew
Bruce Vilanch ... Missy Manhandler
Judy Tenuta ... Zinnea
Alec Mapa ... Himself
Brent Bailey ... Dean
Scott DeFalco ... Frank
Angelina Hong ... Kim
William Thomas Jones ... Robert
Kurt Scholler ... Slave
Todd Sherry ... Collin


Based on the novel by Andy Zeffer, "Going Down in LA-LA Land" is a riveting and uncensored look at Hollywood. It is a story that reveals how friendships sustain us and keep us going. It is a tale that reflects our celebrity-obsessed culture. It is a revealing look at some people's desire to be loved, adored, and adulated at any cost. Readers have grown to adore the flawed and imperfect, yet earnest and likable characters of Adam and Candy. Now movie audiences will have the same opportunity to follow their rocky ride through Hollywood, and all the laughs that go along with it. Written by Adam Bentley

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All he wanted was a little adulation


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1 May 2011 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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The production was partly funded on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Surpassing its goal of $10.000 by raising $14.593 in 28 days. See more »


Candy: I'm not gonna marry you! I'd rather blow William H. Macy!
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No "Chemistry" like this, since.....
11 August 2012 | by arizona-philm-phanSee all my reviews

....."Brokeback Mountain." ......(*Alternate title for this review: "I Hear the Crabcakes are Excellent").

In its first near two-thirds running time, "Going Down in Blah-Blah Land," is the typical "Hollywood meat grinder" story about all those aspiring, young Newbies scrambling for a foothold, after arriving in the world's film capital. (WARNING: Beware those Gay video porn-mills!). ....Ah, BUT, then come the very best parts, where we start to see...(well, you'll find that out, below).

NOW TO OUR CAST: And saving the best for last, here's a glimpse at the major characters...beginning with:

  • *Allison Lane, as the ditzy B(Girl)FF of the male Lead. Named "Candy", she is the supportive and often funny--yet sometimes tiresome--friend from back home. (Good for Allison...she gets more screen time than anyone other than our main star).

  • Next, in a major (time-wise) supporting role, we have the Director, himself: Casper Andreas, playing a "User" of a guy, who we'll later see as the true scuzzball he becomes. (This viewer thinks Andreas would do well, in future, spending all his time BEHIND the camera....for I'm starting to picture him as he appears in his last scene---or is that just effective acting?).

  • AND FINALLY: Let's speak to that "CHEMISTRY" mentioned above. RARELY, in an American produced Gay film, do we get to see such an emotionally deep relationship between two men. It was obviously developed by main actor, Matthew Ludwinski (as our gorgeous "Adam") and his co-lead, Michael Medico (as sweet, but closeted, "John") during their shooting time with one another. Their "few" scenes together will keep you RIVETED. We can a..l...most Touch what they burn off the screen at us. (And there's the shame of this movie: 56 and one-half minutes into it before we even see this couple together--except for a "prologue" of sorts). NEVERTHELESS, you tell me if the likes of this film relationship has been seen, in this country, since the days of "Brokeback Mountain"!

Oh, I had my doubts, well into this movie......but Matthew Ludwinski held me to it.


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