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Looking for Some Big Gay Love: VIDEO


Director Ringo Le and producer Quentin Lee are looking for finishing-up funds for a new film they shot:

The devastating effect of our physique-obsessed culture is explored in the comedy Big Gay Love. In the movie, Bob (played by Jonathan Lisecki of Gayby) appears to have it all – a great job, fabulous friends, and is about to become a first time homebuyer. But his success hasn’t come without a price for Bob has become the chubby gay man everyone adores, but nobody desires. When true love does find Bob in the form of a chef named Andy (Nicholas Brendon), he doubts if the relationship could be real for his years of living in insecurity has gotten the best of him. To keep up appearances with his friends, Bob considers going under the knife to fit in and be perfect. But underneath it all he longs for something more.

Big Gay Love is a love letter for everyone who’s ever wanted to be accepted for themselves regardless of their color, shape, or size.

Check out their trailer and featurette, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Nicholas Brendon! Good to see Xander working again :)

    Posted by: Cal | Mar 15, 2013 11:51:31 AM

  2. Wait, when did Nicholas Brendon become a yummy daddy?

    Posted by: Larry | Mar 15, 2013 12:30:10 PM

  3. Xander!

    Posted by: JC | Mar 15, 2013 12:32:19 PM

  4. This looks kind of lackluster. I think we've probably already seen this before. Where is my BIG original, innovative, startling, work-of-genius GAY LOVE movie? Where's our gay Martin Scorsese? Where's my gay EPIC, dammit?

    Posted by: will | Mar 15, 2013 12:32:20 PM

  5. Looks unspeakably predictable, but predictably adorable.

    Nicolas Brendan is looking good.

    Posted by: Lymis | Mar 15, 2013 12:35:08 PM

  6. Based on the preview, this is another gay movie that has good intentions but presents stereotypes instead of real people. Maybe someday.

    Posted by: Howard | Mar 15, 2013 12:36:07 PM

  7. Yikes, be careful. You usually get called a tired, bitter, old queen if you talk about physique obsession being problematic...

    Posted by: David | Mar 15, 2013 12:44:48 PM

  8. Once again, we have a schlubby guy who finds a hot boyfriend - and eventually, his self-worth. When is the schlubby guy going to define his self-worth on his own? Or with another schlubby guy?

    Posted by: Mona | Mar 15, 2013 12:46:27 PM

  9. If you like romantic comedy's...

    Posted by: anonny6 | Mar 15, 2013 12:58:35 PM

  10. My Big Fat Greek Wedding made it seem somewhat likely that the plain heroine could get the hunky guy, but not by much. If you're still in your 20's getting to a fit weight is not that difficult. It's when you're over 40 that weight gain becomes hard to avoid, along with a host of other ills.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 15, 2013 1:07:53 PM

  11. MONA I AGREE WITH YOU! Well said.

    Whose culture is physique obsessed? The ancient Greeks? Gay culture? The culture of Female objectification? Humans, given the choice, would not grow old, with all the resulting physical manifestations. Dwelling on youth and physical beauty will be with humans as long as we're around. It's time people either change what they don't like about themselves or make peace with what they can't change. Is schlubby Yiddish? To slam "physique obsessed" does nothing for those that don't like their body. I hope this film makes millions of dollars and launches a dozen acting careers. I won't be seeing it however.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Mar 15, 2013 1:14:55 PM

  12. Yay! I wonder if his twin still looks like him.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Mar 15, 2013 1:22:04 PM

  13. > Big Gay Love is a love letter for everyone who’s ever
    > wanted to be accepted for themselves regardless of
    > their color, shape, or size.

    I'm with Mona: this movie actually seems to be about an unattractive guy who wants really hot guys to sleep with him.

    Posted by: RomanHans | Mar 15, 2013 1:44:34 PM

  14. Nicholas Brendan does look great in this film.

    But indeed, this film simply seems to be another tale of a 'schlubby' guy who wants to sleep with hot guys. It's not really a movie about finding self-worth.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Mar 15, 2013 1:54:09 PM

  15. It does look like a dud from this trailer. I've been out for 30 years and the whole issue of body and physique obsessed gay culture is WAY overblown. I know all kinds of people in all kinds of relationships, regardless of age, ethicity, or body type. That being said, I think the MEDIA is more obsessed with body image than most people actually are in their daily lives. The function of corporate media and consumer society is that in order to seel you their crappy products, they have to make you feel bad about who you are, so they can fill the void in your self-esteem with their crappy products. Some people, especially the young, are vulnerable and internalize this crap....but let's be honest about where it's coming from.

    Posted by: GThomas | Mar 15, 2013 2:05:57 PM

  16. I almost eye-rolled too hard trying to get through that trailer. All the trailer shows is a guy who is physically, emotionally, and maybe even mentally unhealthy seemingly pursued by a guy who must really be into fixing broken guys. They should at least show something that makes the viewer see why they'd fall in love.

    I could see Xander (er, Nicholas Brendon) actually being really good and believable as a gay love interest in a movie. But this movie seems to fail around him.

    Posted by: Thomas | Mar 15, 2013 2:36:50 PM

  17. Maybe all of you should write, direct, and produce the ideal movie you so desperately want.

    Posted by: Josh | Mar 15, 2013 3:16:43 PM

  18. Anon, let's remember that My Big Fat Greek Wedding was based on Vardalos's real life, and in that real life, she didn't end up married to WESP-ish John Corbett, but rather to Puerto Rican Jew Ian Gomez (the actor playing Mike in aforementioned film).

    Posted by: Jerry | Mar 15, 2013 3:24:26 PM

  19. Thanks for the suggestion, Josh. That's exactly what I've been doing for the last 20 years, mostly because I'm tired of gay art that defines self-empowerment in terms of landing a hot boyfriend.

    Posted by: Mona | Mar 15, 2013 4:41:12 PM

  20. Sorry but Bob look painfully annoying...

    Posted by: jaragon | Mar 15, 2013 5:20:14 PM

  21. That pool scene reminded me of this little Xander moment:

    Posted by: Unicorn | Mar 15, 2013 5:38:33 PM

  22. This is definitely not "Gaybe" from last year, which was such a departure from the usual drab gay comedy (boy meets boy, boy does something stupid and loses boy, etc, etc), as it was smartly written, well directed and had a super great cast(theater background, not hot, I met him at the gym last week kind). I would love a "Gaybe 2", more then "Eating Out 13". Who cuts these trailers btw, yikes...

    Posted by: Paul | Mar 15, 2013 6:10:14 PM

  23. They will keep making those "Eating Out" movies as long as gay men like to see cute shirtless guys - for a different take on the gay experience check out "My Last Round"(Mi Ultimo Round) from Chile- sort of "Brokeback Boxer" story.

    Posted by: jaragon | Mar 15, 2013 8:45:23 PM

  24. Having just come back from "Yossi," there's proof that there are lots of very cute men over 30 who are "bearish" but still adorable. The only thing unattractive about the lead in this is the fact that he's whiny and negative--at least from the preview. If the trailer can't make an audience fall in love with a guy and convince us he's deserving of love, then is the movie going to work?

    Posted by: Dback | Mar 15, 2013 10:29:44 PM

  25. I'm all for acceptance, especially self-acceptance, but I don't think we do anyone any favors by pretending that being overweight isn't, at best, problematic and something that one should, at least, try to rectify.

    That said, it is nice to see Xander is still finding work, but the premise for this film strikes me as entirely self-indulgent. Like a heavy gays masturbatory fantasy made manifest. Of course heavy guys can find love. This isn't exactly a groundbreaking concept.

    I once watched a fairly heavy friend of mine make out with quite possibly the hottest guy who ever walked the Earth in a bar, one night, before he took him back to his hotel room and we didn't see hide nor hair of them until they finally emerged 3 days later.

    Posted by: FFS | Mar 16, 2013 2:11:46 AM

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