Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5
United Kingdom, 2002. Little Wing Films, Nine Films. Screenplay by Lab Ky Mo. Cinematography by Damien Elliott. Produced by Lamia Nayeb-St. Hilaire. Music by Stephen W. Parsons. Production Design by Nik Callan. Costume Design by Jane Spicer. Film Editing by Chris Blunden, Jonathan Braman. Podcast: Bad Gay Movies.
Strange, hyperkinetic comedy in which Irish lad Kenny shows up in London to look for work and shares a flat with Byron, his best mate from their school days. Byron makes a living by giving head to old men in pubs, convincing Kenny that it’s the best way to score cash until the death of a prominent member of the community, known only as “The Queen”, turns them on to the possibility of a huge score: The Queen’s lover Golders Green, an Orthodox Jew with a penchant for “big” boys, is rumoured to keep his entire fortune inside his giant pink bed. As they go looking for the treasure, the bodies start to pile up behind them (in case you’re wondering about the title).
For a movie entirely littered with blow job jokes, it’s surprisingly light, but it’s never overly funny or clever, just cheeky and a bit too desperate to emulate the style of Guy Ritchie’s crime capers (Locks, Cocks and Two Smoking Bandits?). Featuring far too slim a plot for its own good, the film at least boasts appealing performances from the entire cast, particularly its leads, and has a few smart moments in between its many dumb jokes.