Towleroad Guide to the Tube #512


BIG GAY MUSICAL: The first official trailer for this film, due out in October.

JASON MRAZ: on his assistant.

OUT-OF-TOUCH MICHAEL STEELE: Has no idea what kind of health insurance he has.

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  1. 7SK says

    Meh acting, limited appeal, Brent Corrigan… I don’t know about this Big Gay Musical film. At least there are some hot guys in it, but it seems to be lacking in any sort of passion whatsoever.

  2. Rich says

    I just saw Big Gay Musical on Monday night at Philly’s QFest. It was the world premiere.

    I liked it.

    It was not intended to be a that serious of a film. C’mon, it’s a musical comedy. A gay musical comedy. It’s funny, the acting is good, the production quality isn’t bad, and it has a really good message (a few, actually.)

    There was one scene (the ballet scene) that really should have been cut, but that was my only complaint, and compared to many films I see at gay film fests, it’s way above average. I would recommend it.

  3. Paul R says

    I wonder how long it will take before the GOP cuts its losses with Michael Steele. He is a horrible embarassment.

    I can think of only a few recent campy gay-themed movies that weren’t total crap, and I don’t enjoy musicals, so it would take a lot for me to go see a movie about coming out, dealing with parents, sleeping around, and putting on a great big show…are these really the only things that “major” gay films can showcase? Is there nothing else to our lives?

    I’m not saying that every movie has to be serious, but you take a film like “Red Without Blue” and compare it with something like this, and there’s no comparison in terms of meaning and message. So many gay movies are focused solely on cheap laughs and sex. It’s like that gay guy you know who always has to make a unfunny joke when the word “balls” is mentioned in a nonsexual context.

    This looks like the movie version of Sordid Lives, which is/was an enjoyable TV show. But how many times does it need to be done? Aren’t we more interesting than that?

  4. Tom A says

    The big gay musical looks horrible !! Maybe it would be relevant in 1979, but the whole “isn’t there a pill to make me normal” storyline is so played out!

    And “my religious parents are coming to town, and I’m a closest case?” yawn.

  5. James says

    Stop trashing TBGM before you’ve seen it!! I saw it at the Philly premiere and let me tell you it was great!! Funny, insightful, and most of all: Musical. It is tired, spiteful, bitter queens like you that tear everything apart for the rest of us gays. How can the world respect us when we mercilessly rip and tear at each other over what…a trailer to a movie that the majority of folks haven’t even seen. Grow a pair and go check out the movie and then come back and blog about some legitimate plot points rather than trash dialogue condensed from a trailer.

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