‘Father of the Bride 3′ to Feature Gay Wedding


Father of the Bride 3, for which Steve Martin will return if negotiations prove successful, will feature a gay plot, Nikki Finke reports:

The twist in this threequel is that Little Matty is now 29 and gay and getting married to a Navy SEAL’s son.  Father of the bride George is "thunderstruck and speechless" and has problems with the whole gay thing. So wife Nina kicks him out of the house, according to the pitch which Disney loved. Shyer is writing it with Marc Klein, David Hoberman producing again. "It’s a timely idea," my source said. "I told Charles I just hope it goes forward before gay stops trending…"


  1. Vera says

    It’s clever enough. Though he does bring up a great point that eventually being Gay won’t be as trendy, fashionable or edgy as it is at the moment.

  2. dekkoparsnip says

    Crispy, it’s a movie that right now is conceptually called “Father of the Bride 3,” though it’s so far into preproduction that it may end up with a different title. And een if it doesn’t get one, it’s the second sequel to a film called “Father of the Bride,” which was about a heterosexual wedding. I believe that’s addressed in the article.

    Or was that sarcastic outrage? I’m never sure.

  3. crispy says

    “it’s so far into preproduction that it may end up with a different title”

    Rank speculation. What evidence do you have to support this?

  4. Joseph says

    Well, the original sequel of the original 1950 film was actually “Father’s Little Dividend” — but when the remakes were released, Hollywood didn’t trust the audience to make the connection.

  5. Will says

    @CRISPY Actually there are a couple Wills on this site. I’m not the same one who responded to you earlier but I agree with DEKKOPARSNIP; I don’t think the title is meant to be offensive. The title is a known brand and it would be hard to give up that name recognition.

  6. brandon h says

    Ya know…I think this might be kinda cool. It’s not going to be cutting edge queer cinema, but it might be fun and sweet if they do it right. And Steve Martin is usually good for a laugh or two. I can see it appealing to the Modern Family loving conservative but pro-gay crowd.

  7. crispy says

    This must be the same crowd that thought ‘I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry’ was “hilariously topical” and “Adam Sandler at his funniest.”

  8. MATTROCKS says

    CRISPY: Father of the Bride with Bride crossed out and Groom written over top of it. That way the franchise still gets mentioned and sensitive boys like you don’t get all offended. End of story. Take a pill Mary.

  9. Derrick from Philly says

    Oh, please. The film may never get produced.

    It would be cute to have an interracial couple. You know, Chris Brown and Justin Beiber . That’d be cute, wouldn’t it?

    Just no violence, please.

  10. jarago says

    Hmmm ok the last film had the horrifying screaming queen wedding planners- will they be back too? And the movie should be called “Father of the Groom”

  11. Hansel Currywurst says

    Since there’s a Navy seal character it could have a subplot about liberating the the ISIS-occupied US embassy in Baghdad. Call it “Fatwa of the Bride”. Triple-score box office:

    #Gays Gettin’ Hitched
    #Menacing Muslims
    #Christian Panic

  12. rascal says

    The idea has merit but the pitch sounds awful. The charm of the original “Father” movies was in the trials and tribulations already inherent, and tellingly told, in ordinary family life. There were no outsized, dramatic problems, only the identifiable humor in everyday dramas.

    How much smarter and less eyeroll-inducing would it be if Father does not, in fact, have a “big problem” with his gay son’s marriage, but rather encounters the usual complications of such an event, but in an obviously different way. There is certainly no reason to expect such a wiser retelling of the familiar tale, but one can hope.

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