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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Naked Boys Singing

First things first, I am not a fan of musicals. This may be weird for some people but American musicals are just not my thing. Either on broadway, off broadway or movies. So, mind you, my review, will have a bias just because of this simple reason. Coming to this movie, it is apparently a film version of the famous broadway show. As title suggests, I was expecting singing by naked men and sure enough, thats exactly what there is. It turns out that this particular film was shot while the group was performing in front of a live audience.

The entire film is song after song of experiences of gay men, including naked maid, when you are born, locker room, gym, pressure to have perfect body etc etc. You notice the nudity for first 5-10 minutes but after that you barely notice it. There is no teasing here. We’re treated to the full monty right out of the gate but thankfully it never gets sexual. Its fun. Music lovers will lap up the songs, few raunchy lyrics and the playfulness of it all. I m not sure why the songs and music and everything was gay focused because in my opinion, if done well, this could have appealed to a much wider audience. Each song is essentially one extended joke. If the jokes were ten seconds, they might work. These single several-minute-long jokes don't. On a positive note, the makers have kept a good diversity mix in the cast. Kudos to them for having no inhibitions to performing totally nude.

The actors are talented and dance well and act well and sing well but this kind of thing is simply not my scene. This may appeal to you, if you love musicals and have never seen or heard a musical comedy. But other than that, I have to scratch my head. (2.5/10)

2 comments:

Sailor Maan said...

Couldn't resist the temptation to watch ;-) But couldn't make it through half of it. Maybe it can be nice to see for real, but as a movie it had little interest for me.
Reminds me of "the big gay musical" which was a lot better (it was a real movie at least)

Golu said...

exactly. It may be better in person but for my personal tastes, I doubt that even then I will like it.