Tennessee Queer (2014)
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Critic Reviews for Tennessee Queer
In attempting to skewer persistent red state-style homophobia, writer-producer Mark Goshorn Jones and fellow co-director Ryan Earl Parker too often overplay the stereotypes - both gay and straight - to diminishing returns.
The title is provocative but the comedy is accessible and the attitude generous in this made-in-Memphis feature... Call it 'Mayberry LGBT.'
Audience Reviews for Tennessee Queer
Much as I wanted to like this movie for its "homos vs. haters" plot I found myself disengaged from the opening scene. It is as if we have seen this movie many times before; thus it seemed dated and anything but "fresh". Even the soundtrack music grated. It is not so much that it was full of stereotypical behavior and dialogue; it was that there were no creative or unexpected touches to make those characters and dialogue compelling. The acting seemed sit-commish with an overkill of ham in the southern stew. I realize the story was supposed to be set in the past; still, it is hard to watch gay men so tongue-tied and passive in their reactions to verbal and physical assaults. The final victory (which we knew was coming from the first frame) was anticlimactic. I also did not buy that a young, very cute gay high schooler, even closeted, would betray other young gays by doing a homophobic minister's bidding to identify gays in the school who need "treatment and redemption", nor that a gay bar owner would force a man removing gay newsletters and posters to do a strip tease act in lieu of going to jail. Really? There were a few amusing moments in the movie, but by the time the loving gay couple had called each other "bitch" for the third time I was ready to relegate this one to the "well intended dud" pile.
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