There’s a trend lately to make gay and lesbian themed comedy movies for straight audiences. While some of these do get a lot of laughs from both crowds (Adam Sandler and Kevin James in “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” spring to mind), the best “gay” comedies, in my opinion, are the ones that are not overtly seeking laughs like old fashioned slapstick.
Below are movies I’ve reviewed for this blog and some of my favorites. Enjoy!
Reviewed LGBT Comedy Movies:
Regular Guys starring Christoph M. Ohrt, Carin C. Tietze, Tim Bergmann, Oliver Stokowski and Rudolf Kowalski. Directed by Rolf Silber. A German language (with English subtitles) romp where straight meets gay and cop meets crook all rolled into one. Please see my August 3rd, 2012 post for my review.
D.E.B.S. starring Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster, Devon Aoki, Jill Ritchie, and Meagan Good. Directed by Angela Robinson. A co-ed turned spy flick with a lesbian twist when one of the spies falls head over heels for the villainess. Please see my June 8th, 2012 post for my review.
The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert Drag Queens perform 70s pop hits (think Abba) to bewildered natives in the Australian Outback. This version is the “extra frills” DVD release from 2007. The movie stars Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce. Please see my May 25th, 2012 post for my review.
Breakfast With Scot A closeted gay couple gets temporary custody of a swishy preteen who teaches them what it means to be yourself. A 2010 release starring Noah Bernett, Tom Cavanagh, and Ben Shenkman. Please see my May 11th, 2012 post for my review.
Ready? OK! He just wants to be a middle school cheerleader…at a Catholic school…is that so hard to get? A 2009 comedy starring Carrie Preston, Michael Emerson, Lurie Poston, John G. Preston, and Tara Karsian. Please see my April 27th, 2012 post for my review.
I Can’t Think Straight a combination romantic comedy/drama starring Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth. Please see my March 2nd, 2012 post for my review.
Some of my all time favorite LGBT Comedy Movies:
But I’m a Cheerleader – Making comedy out of the “Ex-Gay” movement…
Kissing Jessica Stein - a heterosexual editor who’s bored with life answers the classified ad of a bisexual woman. Much comedy and romance follow!
Please feel free to comment and tell us all about your favorites. Please email me if there’s a movie you’d like to see reviewed.