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What happens after Tanner is outed by his classmates and becomes the title "gay best friend" for three high school queen bees?

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Darren Stein

Writer:

George Northy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Willett ... Tanner Daniels
Paul Iacono ... Brent Van Camp
Sasha Pieterse ... Fawcett Brooks
Andrea Bowen ... 'Shley Osgoode
Xosha Roquemore ... Caprice Winters
Molly Tarlov ... Sophie Aster
Evanna Lynch ... McKenzie Pryce
JoJo ... Soledad Braunstein (as Joanna 'Jojo' Levesque)
Derek Mio ... Glenn Cho
Mia Rose Frampton ... Mindie
Taylor Frey ... 'Topher
Megan Mullally ... Mrs. Van Camp
Natasha Lyonne ... Mrs. Hogel
Jonathan Silverman ... Mr. Daniels
Rebecca Gayheart ... Mrs. Daniels
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Storyline

Social warfare erupts when three high school clique queens battle for supremacy: drama diva Caprice, Mormon princess 'Shley and blonde fashionista Fawcett. When unassuming Tanner is outted, he finds himself cast as the hottest new teen-girl accessory: The Gay Best Friend. The clique queens immediately pounce and makeover Tanner into their ideal arm candy, forcing him to choose between popularity and the true friends - including his own B.F.F. Brent - that he's leaving behind. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Being out has never been so in.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gay Best Friend See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Darren Stein publicly criticized the MPAA for giving the final film an R rating, stating that he believes the film was PG-13 material and was only given an R because it dealt with gay and lesbian themes. See more »

Goofs

When Brent says, "It's science," Tanner's arms are both down, but when a different camera picks up the shot, Tanner's left hand is up by his shoulder holding the string of his hoodie. See more »

Quotes

Sophie Aster: [to Tanner and Brent] You know what? You both have become so much more than these bitches' sexless accessories. You've become full-blown tools, in EVERY sense of the word.
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Connections

References Game of Thrones (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

ALALA
Written by Adriano Cintra (UBC), Luísa Matsushita (as Luisa Matsushita) (UBC), Carolina Parra (UBC)
Performed by CSS
Published by Music of Stage Three (BMG) o/b/o Stage Three Music Catalogues Limited (PRS)
All Rights Administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Simply Amazing
1 March 2014 | by stevenkellyrnSee all my reviews

I was really expecting this to be offensive and irritate the gay out of me. But, the film was actually amazing and after two viewings I can honestly say it will go down as one of my favourite films ever!

It's full of laughs, satire, sass, great music, great styling and (most importantly) great acting.

Sasha Pieterse steals the movie though. She's coming for Hollywood sometime soon and will be huge in a few years - I can feel it. Michael J Willett wasn't so bad either, playing the awkward and shy gay guy really well and making me fall for his character very easily!

This film will make you smile and certainly put you in a good mood. And that's all it was designed to be. Sure, it delivers a great message, but don't expect some Oscar winning cinematic masterpiece. Take it for what it is, and you'll love it. A lot. So grab some popcorn, invite your friends around, hit the lights, sit back and enjoy a night in with this hilarious movie :)

Fans of Mean Girls, Easy A, She's The Man, Clueless etc will enjoy.

PS: It's a 9 instead of a 10 simply because I felt Mrs Van Camp was underused. That's all!


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