The Big Gay Musical Reviews
There are no single ugly boys in the film, eye-candies are permeating, but the two leaders are considerably capable of doing more than just meet the eyes, Daniel Robinson gives an edge in his both physical movements and emotional thrust, (after a sudden and completely unexplained disappearance of his 3-weeks boyfriend, the once-believed-in-love boy decides to go wild), his rendition of âI WANNA BE A SLUTâ? is the crest of the entire film. Joey Dudding, who is dealing with the virgin coming-out cliche (with a bluff of HIV-panic), has his own moment in some strip-dancing solo presentation, but compared with Robinsonâ(TM)s go-slutty transformation, his section has barely any praiseworthy flickering.
By and large the film is as kitschy as any of its peers, thinking it too much is plain pointless and it is a timely reminder of us to cherish the day.
Considering that the actual story is already very short since half of the film is the story of the musical, the writers have packed quite a lot of themes into just one script: There's the search for Mr. Right, a coming out, homosexuality versus religion, being disappointed after a one night stand and the obligatory HIV tests. So we end up with a tremendously simplified coming out story and more abridged storylines.
If you have been following our reviews, you will know that we are not too fond of blasphemy. This film (or the musical within the film) is not only a "spoof of religious-right antigay bigotry" (as Albert Williams wrote for the Chicago Reader), but it is a spoof of the entire Genesis creation narrative. We believe that if you want to be confronted with tolerance and respect, you have to be tolerant and respectful yourself - and that includes being tolerant of religious people, too. You don't have to be religious yourself, but we don't think it is nice to make fun of other people's faith.
The Big Gay Musical is not exactly a bad film but it suffers from several shortcomings and the fact that another gay themed musical film, namely the far superior Were The World Mine, was released just one year earlier.