A stereotype of the gay male community, for those of you that may not know this, it that our gay brothers are all big fans of large production stage and screen musicals. While some of them truly are, this is really just a stereotype as not all are, not really. That said, there’s one film many of them do agree is both quite funny and also a toe tapping good time. It’s, The Big Gay Musical. I have to say, I agree with the guys on this one!
Some ‘gay’ themed movies, and especially comedies leave me cold. Many of the ones with middle of the road to decent ratings (3 to 4 out of 5 stars) but huge sales numbers tend to be all about sex… figuring out how to get it, having it, getting more of it… it goes on and on. While some of it is funny, a lot of it is tedious. This isn’t like that. Yes, there are gorgeous, half naked men running around all through the movie but it’s about life and about theater and – it’s about the music.
The Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.com:
Starring in the Off-Broadway musical comedy, Adam & Steve – Just the way God made’em, aspiring actors Paul (Daniel Robinson) and Eddie(Joey Dudding) find their complicated lives mirroring their onstage characters. Though rousing musical numbers that feature scantily clad tap-dancing angels, a clever retelling of Genesis, creepy televangelists, and a camp that attempts tot turn gay kids straight, eveyone realizes that life gets better once they accept who they really are: Just the way God made’em!
Critics pan the plot of this vehicle by co-directors Casper Andreas (also the director of a previously reviewed movie, Violet Tendencies) and Fred M. Caruso (The Presido with Sean Connery) and that’s okay. They don’t have to like the loose story line to enjoy big production numbers with lots of decent singing and plenty of dance. The movie is exactly what it’s supposed to be; a Big Gay Musical!