Tiger Orange (2014)

WADE GASQUE

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB

USA, 2014.  Screenplay by , Wade Gasque.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , Wade Gasque, Mark Strano.  Music by .  Production Design by Mark Strano.  Film Editing by .  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.

The old good brother/bad brother routine is given no new life in this dull drama, about an out and proud gay man (Frankie Valenti, better known for adult film roles under the name ) who leaves Los Angeles to come home to his tiny town where his also gay but closeted brother () lives alone following the death of their overbearing father.  Valenti’s return means facing resentments of the past, mainly that he walked out on familial responsibility while his brother was left to take over the family business (they own a hardware store) and taking care of their dad in his final years.  There’s also the return of a high school friend that is there to rekindle something that happened between him and Strano years ago, plus the demons of having been raised by a father who was terrified of his sons’ sexuality, but, despite all the powder kegs being strewn about the plot, no one is holding a single match.  The conflicts come off false and contrived and none of it is ever particularly interesting.  Some might be curious to watch it and find out that Valenti/Hazzard passes muster as a “legitimate” actor, but I don’t see why that should come as any kind of surprise.

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