The Men Next Door (2012)

ROB WILLIAMS

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.5

USA, 2012.  Screenplay by Rob Williams.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , Rob Williams.  Music by .  Film Editing by .  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.

Ridiculous exercise in sexual fantasy masquerading poorly as comedy considering it is never funny or insightful. Doug lives alone and is distraught when the dinner party he throws for his fortieth birthday is ruined by all his invitees canceling on him for one reason or another. His brother sends a female stripper in absentia as a joke despite knowing his brother to be gay, so when hot new neighbor Colton stops by minutes later to say hello, Doug mistakes him for another sex worker, which is fine since they end up hitting it off in the sheets within minutes. Doug is not ready to get serious with Colton since he is also romancing an older man with whom he is having a great time, a situation that goes nuclear when he finds out that his two lovers are actually father and son. Very little makes sense after this point, where what is a fully unsavoury situation is treated with the flaky substance of gay porn, but also doesn’t indulge in the fantasy enough to be forgiven for the little understanding of human nature on display. Badly acted, edited and directed, it’s a ridiculous waste of time.

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