Started in 2007 to keep a track of gay films that I watched, this blog has come much further than I had planned. There are tons of movies that I need to watch and review here. Through this blog, I want to give you genuine, my personal heart-felt review of the films that I see. These are my personal thoughts and opinions about the films and I would love to hear your thoughts on these films as well. I always reply to comments in a day or two. Please help me make my blog more popular by becoming a member, following it and by recommending it to your friends. As far as I know this is one of the very very few gay movie review blogs where reviews are not linked or copy-paste imdb summary. Enjoy and do keep writing your feedback.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Art of Being Straight

This is one of those films which was made just for the heck of it. The producer and director just randomly thought, why don't we make a movie and there; a script was ready without giving much thought into it. The film just doesn't strike a chord with you at any level.

John has always been a womanizer. Having broken up with his girlfriend, he moves form NY to LA with his old friend who lives with his friends. Crashing on his buddy Andy's couch is a comforting return to the college patterns of partying, womanizing and trash talk with the guys. He reconnects with his old friend Maddy who introduces him to her lesbian lover. An aspiring photographer, John takes an entry-level position at an ad agency, determined to prove himself. Things get a little confusing when Paul, a successful executive at the firm, takes a special interest in John, and when John ends up in Paul's bed, his world is turned completely upside down. H doesn't understand what is going on with him. He still is fascinated by girls. On the other hand, Maddy gets really close with her newly moved in neighbor and starts questioning her own sexuality. She tries to get sexual with him but son realizes that she is really gay. Meanwhile, John tells his best friend Andy that he slept with a guy but he is not sure what to take of it. Andy's reaction is very normal and nothing extraordinary. The film ends with all friends just sitting and chit chatting.

You are left with the question whether John is straight, gay or bisexual. Everyone can have their own interpretation and I think that was the idea behind vague ending. By the way, the circle of friends did not look at all straight. Anyone who see them would think they are gay. Like I mentioned I dont think there was definite purpose behind the film. Even the idea of exploring one's sexuality has been done to death and this one brings nothing special to the audience.

Can be avoided. (3.5/10)

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