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July 14, 2012
Bit on the boring side...
½ July 28, 2010
A rare if little gem from Germany. It's not just a gay movie. It's a fun n' funny family movie. A personal favorite.
½ July 21, 2010
This was a cute movie, in a very German sort of way. It helps if you watch it while physically in Germany, in German. Sort of like eating German food, I guess. Karsten is just too cute, in a naive virginal sort of way, so it's pretty easy for him to be taken in by the slick, handsome Steven. Plus, there's the fact that his home world has turned to shit - Dad's raided Karsten's college fund and is losing his mind, hair, wife and sanity; Mom's being stalked by a lesbian while planning a Help Russia venture; and Karsten had to miss his summer vacation in Spain with his 2 female friends to drive his dad who had his license suspended. Fairly run-of-the-mill so far, right? So Dad's competition turns out to be the same guy that Karsten has the hots for, and not just mere competition, but the man who's ruining his business. Dad's been cut off at the bank too making matters even worse.
But, it's all cleared up in a very 'It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World' sort of way at Brigitta's Pensioner. Piece of cake.
It's a fun movie, and just seeing Karsten almost naked is worth it all.
½ March 14, 2010
Hilarious German farce/comedy of manners set around the prevalence of tastes (the original title is "Reine Geschmacksache" broadly translated as 'clearly a matter of taste/preference. The romance is treated well, but there is the added complication that Karsten (son of the family) falls for Steven (the delightful and uber sexy Roman Knizka) who is his father's business rival.
½ November 14, 2009
Ooooh... I do love a cute German boy. But that's by the by... This is a great piece of queer foreign fun. I totally relate to the main character as dad's can be such self-righteous narcissistic twats, but you love them nonetheless. Good fun.
September 20, 2009
Real Funny German Movie... Kinda as funny as a Rom-com with a cliched stubborn father, self-righteous mom and a wanna-be rebel son ... n yeah the father's cynic antics --- all thanks to 'another man'...
½ May 31, 2009
This flick would be a much better light comedy if Edgar Selge's character was less hatefully annoying but more comical; plus be a lot funnier, lighter & less serious in the general tone, the first 2/3 in particular.
½ March 24, 2009
Not so much a gay romp but a comedy of errors between two couture peddlers, the German film, Reine Geschmacksache (Fashion Victims), is a thoroughly entertaining fare. While at first it may appear to be light in substance, a closer look reveals a substantial undercurrent of issues, most notably those that seems to plague the role of the controlling, frustrated father. But that's too deep for a film such as this that presents itself mostly as a fun outing. Refreshing to see the gay content almost being incidental to movie's focus. Has two of the cutest male leads. Recommended.
March 15, 2009
2008 Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
February 22, 2009
Quite a fun little comedy from Germany in the Mardi Gras Film Festival. A sleeping with the enemy film that sees a son unknowingly jumping into bed with his dads main rival at work. That typical oddball European film that works so well.
September 28, 2007
As an "old-school" sales agent Wolfgang Zenker is selling clothes to boutiques, catering to women aged thirty-five and above. When he loses his driving licence he commandeers his son, Karsten, to drive him around the province with a car loaded full of next years fashion. What nobody except Wolfgang knows, is that he's both bankrupt and under threat from a younger and increasingly successful rival. What nobody except Karstens knows is that he is not only desperate to leave the family home and party in Spain, but he also gay. Awesome movie with great actors and witty dialogues.
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