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Bashment (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 June 2011 (USA)
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After a brutal gay bash attack at a reggae dance hall competition, a group of thuggish performers defend their actions as being provoked by the victim. They serve a shockingly light ... See full summary »

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Rikki Beadle Blair
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnie Hewitt Arnie Hewitt ... Sam
Cole Dines Cole Dines ... White Supremacist Cellmate 1
Donovan Christian-Cary Donovan Christian-Cary ... Forensic Officer
Duncan MacInnes Duncan MacInnes ... Kevan
Duran Fulton Brown ... Prison Officer 2
Gary Beadle ... The MC
Jack Shalloo ... White Supremacist Cellmate 2
Jason Steed Jason Steed ... Eggy
Jennifer Daley Jennifer Daley ... Karisma
Joel Dommett ... J.J.
Ludvig Bonin ... Venom
Marcus Kai Marcus Kai ... Orlando
Margaret Tully Margaret Tully ... Judge
Michael Lindall ... Daniel
Nathan Clough ... KKK
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After a brutal gay bash attack at a reggae dance hall competition, a group of thuggish performers defend their actions as being provoked by the victim. They serve a shockingly light sentence, and as their release date nears, their original public defender rallies with the victims to examine the homophobic song lyrics and ask the question 'Did the music make you do it?'. Written by Outfest Film Festival

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Redemption
Written by Michael Nash, K'n'S, Jai Rajani, Craig Storrod
Performed by K'n'S and Craig Storrod
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Worst LGBT feature of all time?
12 December 2019 | by kaosphericSee all my reviews

The sexy cover art will draw you in, but what awaits is an exercise in perseverance: can you withstand 90 minutes of sledgehammer subtle Rikki Beadle-Blair berating you with his (albeit worthy) message: we should all just get along.

No one seems to have told Beadle-Blair that film is about showing, not telling. And boy, does he tell us. Over, and over, and over again, the unfortunate cast reciting endless, repetitious scenes on the subject of being black and gay, and being black, and not gay. And being white and gay and not black. All with lashing of cod urban slang that would make Ali G blush.

Cinema ought to be fun, or at least artfully thought-provoking, but writer and director Rikki Beadle-Blair has taken the BLUDGEON THE AUDIENCE WITH YOUR MESSAGE route. That'll work!

At least Beadle-Blair manages to stay behind the camera for this one (after disgracing his earlier effort KickOff with his excruciating shtick) but his influence here is all too obvious. The dialogue is embarrassing and the denouement laughable. Another talented young cast wasted on a mediocre script, with a crash course in amateur cinematography.

It takes real talent to screw up a film about a gay rapper, with a cute young cast. Leave it to Rikki Beadle-Blair to achieve that.

Like his gay football stinker KickOff, Bashment was a massive flop on its release, and even the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival declined to show either film.


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