Wouldn't it be great if your parents taught
you how to hold your own in a fag-eat-fag world? Rod Gay and Bob Gay-Paris are the streetwise gay mentors you never had.
Come revel in the raunchy wisdom they
pass along to their two gay sons - Alex and Tommy - advice that will empower the boys
to bend the world over, lube it up, and snap one off!
Written By: T.S. Slaughter
Directed By: T.S. Slaughter
The opening scene was a disturbing one. To put it loosely I can't imagine anyone... finding a Butt Plug or Dildo in a crib with a baby funny. Never mind that though. How about knowing that during "The Gays", the Butt Plug and Dildo are for the baby! This was the opening scene and believe me when I write that it was very tame compared to what was ahead. This film is not for the faint of heat. Be warned.
The interesting thing about this film is that it doesn't take itself seriously. Not even a little. Keeping in that spirit, let me tell you this is a completely over the top, horribly rude and nasty film. There is comedy here, but it's presented in a very disgusting way. Layered under the jokes (Especially later on) a serious tone and message is present. That figment of the film is very hard to see however, and only visible if you manage to watch the entire movie without shaking your head and hitting the Eject button. I personally think this message could have been approached in a much milder way. Even when it comes to comedy, and even if you think you know what to expect... "The Gays" is a lot to take in.
With all that said there is a silver lining here. This film screams Independent! There are visuals and topics presented that a Studio wouldn't touch with a 10 foot Rod. Not only does Writer/Directer T.S. Slaughter have a lot of Balls putting this together... but the cast and crew have even bigger ones for performing some of these scenes, on camera, for the public! You're looking for some Indie controversy you say? Total creative freedom? This is where you find it!
"The Gays" does manage to laugh at itself as well as laugh at the stereotype Gay person. It does this in a sick raunchy way that can be hard to take though. You may laugh at a few parts like I did, but in the end this film is not for anyone looking for a light, comedic hour. "The Gays" are in your face, doing stuff... with stuff... and talking about other stuff... using stuff. There's some shocking yet funny entertainment here but again, not for the faint of heart.
I should also point out that although the acting is just ridiculously over the top Chris Tanner as the leading lady... err... sort of... is quite memorable and really helps drive the off-beat comedy home. Everyone looks appropriately gay, but Mr. Tanner's character absolutely rocks! The other really memorable thing? The theme song that sets up this little adventure at the start of the film.
All in all this was not my cup of Tea. I understood the reasoning and the jokes. I applaud using the freedom making an Indie film provides... I just think it could have been toned down a little. Or maybe had a less in your face version and a directors cut. "The Gays" offers some good entertainment if you can handle some of the content. Nudity? Yup. You know it.
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