Category Archive: BGM Episodes

Chicks Dig Gay Guys

0 (out of 5) Tired of striking out with girls at clubs, Scooter overhears a group of pretty ladies chatting with their gay friend and realizes the foolproof way for getting close with the ladies.  He… Continue reading

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Make The Yuletide Gay

B (out of 5) Olaf isn’t looking forward to leaving his college boyfriend Nathan and going home for the holidays as his wacky midwest family is still trying to set him up with the girl next… Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Gemini

B (out of 5) Albert Innaurato’s off-Broadway play Gemini is adapted to the screen with painful results.   Alan Rosenberg is the centre of interest as a Harvard scholarship student who is taking his summer… Continue reading

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Those People

BB.5 (out of 5) Charlie and Sebastian are the centre of a group of college friends, the former a sweet and devoted friend to the other, who is the entitled son of a… Continue reading

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The Seminarian

0 (out of 5) A student doing his doctoral thesis at a California theological university has to keep his homosexuality on the down low, which he already keeps a secret from his loving… Continue reading

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Flight of the Cardinal

0 (out of 5) A cabin in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina is the setting for this low-rent Key Largo.  Grady, the owner of the lodge, is running the place following a nervous… Continue reading

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Winning Dad

0 (out of 5) Colby is in love with Rusty but, while his parents know he’s gay, their lack of comfort with the subject has forced Colby to keep his relationship a secret.  His staunchly… Continue reading

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Ben & Arthur

0 (out of 5) Often referred to as The Room for gay movies, this is bad to the point of being awe-inspiring.  A couple await news of changes made to laws regarding same-sex marriage, prepared to… Continue reading

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Some Of My Best Friends Are…

BB.5 (out of 5) Christmas Eve at a New York City gay bar, it’s 1971 and the world has changed. Stonewall is still visible in the distance and it is no longer illegal… Continue reading

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The Perfect Wedding

0 (out of 5) Paul is in recovery from alcoholism, successfully working as a gardener and going regularly to his AA meetings, an equilibrium that will be put to the test when his… Continue reading

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The Men Next Door

0.5 (out of 5) 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… Continue reading

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Eat With Me

BB (out of 5) Emma realizes she is in a dry, passionless marriage and walks out on her husband, heading downtown to stay with her son Elliot in his apartment. Elliot is glad… Continue reading

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Such Good People

0 (out of 5) Randy Harrison and Michael Urie are a young, handsome couple who are randomly house hunting a Los Angeles suburb when they stumble into a party run by wealthy, philanthropic Scott Wolf and… Continue reading

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Tiger Orange

BB (out of 5) 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… Continue reading

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The Falls (2012)

BB.5 (out of 5) Twenty years old and ready to take up his spiritual burden, RJ makes his way to Oregon to assume the mantle of “Elder Smith” and perform his missions work… Continue reading

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August

BB (out of 5) Murray Bartlett has moved back to Los Angeles from Barcelona and immediately looks up his ex-boyfriend (Daniel Dugan) with whom he lived in Spain.  The ex has a new guy… Continue reading

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The Gay Deceivers

BB (out of 5) The Vietnam draft is in full swing in 1969 and Danny and Elliot are determined not to get caught up in it.  They aren’t exactly conscientious objectors, but Danny… Continue reading

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Can’t Stop The Music

B.5 (out of 5) It truly is as bonkers as you’ve heard it is.  Nancy Walker made an ill-advised feature directorial debut in this attempt to update Mickey and Judy put-on-a-show musicals to… Continue reading

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Going Down In LA-LA Land

B (out of 5) Adam (Matthew Ludwinski) comes to Los Angeles to make it as an actor, bunking in with best friend Candy and pounding the pavement trying to get both acting gigs and… Continue reading

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Out To Kill

B (out of 5) A private investigator moves into an apartment complex predominantly habituated by gay men, told by the middle-aged couple who posit themselves as the social centre of the place that… Continue reading

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Scenes From A Gay Marriage

0 (out of 5) Matt Riddlehoover directs himself in a bare premise that never quite manages to be a film.  Alone and abandoned after his last relationship broke up, Riddlehoover spends most of… Continue reading

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Eating Out: Drama Camp

B (out of 5) The film series of gay softcore delights can barely be bothered to pretend to be about anything else anymore, with coy sexuality that hints at but never delivers the… Continue reading

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Hellbent

0 (out of 5) Two men having late-night sex in a car are beheaded by a mysterious giant with devil horns, which baffles West Hollywood police for clues but also piques the interest… Continue reading

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Judas Kiss (2011)

0.5 (out of 5) Charlie David once had dreams of being a successful filmmaker but now, after rehab for drug addiction, makes his living filming wedding videos.  His big-time director friend convinces him to… Continue reading

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The Wishmakers

0 (out of 5) An aspiring dancer named Ben shows up in Los Angeles and moves in with his two best friends Jason and Corey, the three of them looking to find love… Continue reading

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10 Year Plan

B (out of 5) J.C. Calciano follows up his abysmally weak eCupid with something marginally better, though that says very little in the way of recommendation.  Two best friends, one a lover and… Continue reading

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Marci X

0.5 (out of 5) Not even the presence of two adorable stars can help this abysmally inept comedy, in which Lisa Kudrow stars as a privileged Jewish princess who needs to step in and… Continue reading

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BearCity (Bear City)

BB.5 (out of 5) A romantic comedy set among the hirsute and fleshy, this one would be a much more welcome venture outside the norms of popular gay culture if only the writing… Continue reading

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Under One Roof

B (out of 5) Gay San Francisco twentysomething Daniel can’t face his traditional Chinese mother with the hard truth about his sexuality, which would help stem the tide of eligible young women she… Continue reading

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The Mirror Has Two Faces

BBB (out of 5) Barbra Streisand spends two and a half hours trying to get Jeff Bridges to tell her she’s pretty. Should we care?  Actually, it’s a passable movie, easily enjoyable and lightly charming,… Continue reading

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The Night Listener

BB (out of 5) A radio DJ (Robin Williams) who narrates his absorbing tales over the airwaves on a late-night program is sucked into the life of an abused boy with AIDS (Rory… Continue reading

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Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild

0.5 (out of 5) While the original was badly produced, campy fun, this execrable sequel is simply bad. Retaining only one of the four original actors who comprised the film’s main cast, we… Continue reading

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Gayby

BBB.5 (out of 5) A low-budget, independent, gay-themed comedy whose characters are appealing and whose dialogue is actually clever, this one is a surprise delight from beginning to end.   Jenn is a… Continue reading

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Airport 1975

BB.5 (out of 5) Although dismissed for their lack of quality when they were first released, the Airport movies have since taken on a quality of kitsch that makes them irresistible thirty years… Continue reading

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Mame

0 (out of 5) Musical version of the Jerome Robbins play (and subsequent film by Morton Da Costa) is miscast and badly scored with painful songs and lackluster dance numbers. Lucille Ball gives… Continue reading

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29th And Gay

BB.5 (out of 5) On the roster of bad, low-budget gay movies, this one ranks somewhere in the not-good-but-strangely-watchable category. It features the same cloying narrative we’ve seen a million times (single gay… Continue reading

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Say Uncle

B (out of 5) Peter Paige wrote and directed this unwatchable mess about a single man whose entire life revolves around his adoration for his godson. When the boy’s mother (Lisa Edelstein) announces… Continue reading

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Boat Trip

B.5 (out of 5) And the Please Give Back Your Oscar Award goes to: Cuba Gooding Jr.! Okay, I’ll be fair: Are things more difficult in Hollywood for an African-American actor than they… Continue reading

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9 Dead Gay Guys

BB.5 (out of 5) Strange, hyperkinetic comedy in which Irish lad Kenny shows up in London to look for work and share a flat with Byron, his best mate from their school days.… Continue reading

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Violet Tendencies

B (out of 5) Violet (Mindy Cohn of Facts of Life fame) is looking for love in the Big Apple but, despite the fact that she is surrounded constantly by gorgeous men, is nowhere… Continue reading

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Mulligans

B (out of 5) A couple welcome their son and his best friend to their west coast summer home in beautiful British Columbia, the boys returning from college to work a job at a… Continue reading

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200 American

0 (out of 5) Giving the hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold tale a male spin doesn’t make it any less familiar. In fact, in no particular way does it ever get much more painful than this less-than-zero… Continue reading

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Connie And Carla

BB.5 (out of 5) Two friends since childhood (Nia Vardalos, who also wrote the script, and Toni Collette), live for the day when they’ll fulfill their big dreams of making it to the… Continue reading

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Pornography (Pornography: A Thriller)

BB.5 (out of 5) A former adult film star agrees to do one last gig for a huge sum of money but, thanks to his employer being a member of a strange torture… Continue reading

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The Next Best Thing

BB (out of 5) I am the biggest Madonna fan in the entire world but even I can find very little to like in this bad comedy-drama, about a single woman who has a… Continue reading

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The Fluffer

BB.5 (out of 5) Sean (Michael Cunio), recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a cinematographer in Hollywood, finds himself obsessed with a gay porn star named Johnny Rebel… Continue reading

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Tea And Sympathy

BB.5 (out of 5) When else but in the fifties could homophobic claptrap like this film be made and still get passed off as quality drama? John Kerr plays a college student who… Continue reading

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10 Attitudes

0 (out of 5) Painful romantic comedy effort shot on unappealingly bland video, about a frustrated man (writer/producer Jason Stuart) looking for love after he catches his boyfriend with a hustler. Told that… Continue reading

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Cruising

B (out of 5) Al Pacino plays a cop who goes undercover in the world of leather bars to catch a serial killer, at some point suffering a crisis of identity as he… Continue reading

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