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The Gay Deceivers (1969)





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Two young men pretend to be gay when they are asked to pay a visit to the local draft board. Danny (Kevin Coughlin) and his pal Elliot (Larry Casey) camp it up in front of Army recruiter Dixon (Jack Starrett). When the two return to their apartment to celebrate with their girlfriends, they are shadowed by the suspicious officer. Danny and Elliot move into an apartment complex that caters to homosexuals. Comedy ensues when the two must pretend to be gay and confusion reigns among family and friends. The two end up losing their girlfriends but have a secret admirer in the macho military man this ribald comedy.


Kevin Coughlin
as Danny Devlin
Larry Casey
as Elliot Crane
Jo Ann Harris
as Leslie Devlin
Jack Starrett
as Col. Dixon
Richard Webb
as Mr. Devlin
Eloise Hardt
as Mrs. Devlin
Jeanne Baird
as Mrs. Conway
Mike Kopscha
as Psychiatrist
Joe Tornatore
as Sgt. Kravits
Robert Reese
as Real Estate Agent
Doug Hume
as Corporal
Ron Gans
as Freddie
Rachel Romen
as Dorothy
Harry Sodoni
as Georgette
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I watched this film as part of my class project on how the depiction of the gay male character in film has changed in the past. This film is definitely a great film to use as part of the time period of right after Stonwall had happened, despite the fact this film was released only 1 month after Stonewall, it still depicts how homophobes bully gay people in this time and how gay people were perceived to be, as either flamboyant or big & hairy. I enjoyed watching this film. I love it. I encourage any Queer Rights activist to watch this. It's free for Amazon Prime members. The Gay Deceivers, I give you a 60%.

Dominic Salacki
Dominic Salacki

Very low budget and insanely campy, but you can't help but laugh and enjoy it. Way over the top, a meant to be that way.

James Higgins
James Higgins

An entertaining older film which gives some insight into Vietnam era views on gays & the military. I was surprised how inoffensive it was and that a Iraq war style remake hasnt been made yet.

Liz Cappon
Liz Cappon

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