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The Big Gay Musical (2009)




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Paul and Eddie have just begun previews for the new Off-Broadway musical "Adam and Steve Just the Way God Made 'Em." Their lives strangely mirror the characters they are playing. Paul is looking for the perfect man and Eddie is dealing with how his sexuality and faith can mix. After yet another disastrous dating experience, Paul has an epiphany. He is done dating and just wants to be a slut like the sexy chorus boys that share his dressing room. Eddie has to tell his parents that he's gay and is starring in a show that calls the bible the "Breeder's Informational Book of Living Examples". Eddie comes out to his family and Paul goes on Manhunt. Eddie's parents are destroyed by the news and Paul can't even have a good one-night stand. But after musical numbers with scantly clad tap dancing angels, a retelling of Genesis, tele-evangelists, a camp that attempts to turn gay kids straight, and a bunch of showtunes, everyone realizes that life gets better once they accept who they really are. And they are just the way God made 'em.
Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts , Gay & Lesbian
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Jim Newman
as Bruce
Daniel Robinson
as Paul/Adam
Andre Ward
as Jose
Celina Carvajal
as Wife/Eve
Liz McCartney
as Patty-Maye
Joey Dudding
as Eddie/Steve
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Critic Reviews for The Big Gay Musical

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

The film is by turns clever and cloying.

Full Review… | February 2, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Clever anti-evangelical musical comedy.

Full Review… | May 5, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A clever script and solid acting raises this colourful gay romantic comedy above most films in the genre

Full Review… | April 4, 2010
Shadows on the Wall

There's a certain boilerplate quality to The Big Gay Musical but it's also a lot of fun...

Full Review… | April 2, 2010

Happily, writer/lyricist Fred M. Caruso's "divine inspiration" found a largely-talented cast, crew and composer and crafted a show-within-a-show songfest that tackles nearly every pink-triangle issue known to queerdom.

Full Review… | March 29, 2010

Thoroughly silly, occasionally overbearing but ultimately entertaining

Full Review… | January 21, 2010
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Audience Reviews for The Big Gay Musical


High production values for an indie gay film, but really -- not the excellent film the reviews might reflect. I found it emotionally esurient and shallow with acting on par with Missouri community theater. Weren't these guys featured players on "Off Pitch"?

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer


So, let me just put this out there now, if you don't like theatre, are a homophobe, or a combination of the two DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE. However, if you are an open minded individual who loves everyone no matter what their orientation, then yes give this a shot. As promised, this is super campy, with 99.9% of the humor being musicals/showtunes/religion themed. The stage musical itself that is being put on is highly, highly, satirical, and enjoyable, with good music, and fantastic voices singing that music. Even though it is not rated, this is not a movie for the kids. Fuck is said a few times, and there is sex all over the place, but nothing too explicit. Most likely would have gotten an R rating. Campiness aside, there is a real heart behind this movie, especially at the end, which I won't ruin for you, but I was tearing up. Maybe this movie should be shown to homophobes, they could learn a thing or two. 7.5/10

Jillian Leff
Jillian Leff

Touching plot, interesting songs and acting, however, some scenes are just plain silly

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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