Saturday, March 29

Eating Out Movie Reviews

I am reviewing both Eating Out movies, mostly Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds.
In the first movie, for those who don't know... After getting dumped by his slutty girlfriend Tiffani (Rebekah Kochan--who openly admits looking like Jennifer Coolidge), Caleb (Scott Lunsford) falls in love with Gwen (Emily Stiles). Because Kyle (Jim Verraros) has a thing for Gwen's roommate Marc (Ryan Carnes), so she makes Gwen believes Caleb is gay. Marc's last girlfriend was Gwen and Gwen has been dating gay men since then and can't find her guy. Caleb dates Marc and Marc starts falling for Caleb but Caleb feels conflicted. And in dating movie fashion, it all ends in a dinner that embarrasses Caleb in front of his parents ('coming out' to him).

The movie is obviously low-quality and low budget. A lot of people love the first movie but while the script and story was great, the production was horrible and the tempo and rhythm didn't jell well. Gwen is the lead girl but she is just all over the place. She is just comes off was a whacked-off weirdo. The first movie comes up like a porn, it all just feels like a porn. Tiffani as a character comes out like a sluttty and unpleasant villianess. The chicks even had horrible costumes and Gwen had so many hairdos, I thought she was two different characters at once point--many she had different personalities. The audio commentary is horrendous and you can't understand a lot of it. It sounds like it is tunneled through a speaker.

Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds plot is most around a Ex-Gay group, which has an attractive name called "Coming In." It is headed Jacob (Scott Vickaryous from "Breaker High"), the typical conflicted hypocritical guy. Jacob annoying says "Stop the spread of faggotry" which sounds very faggy anyway. Caleb is mentioned but there is no explanation to his absence---only that he no longer is with Gwen but it is not explained why they broke up. Gwen has a new guy Shane (Andrew Ley) but she breaks up with him because he is not willing to make out with another guy to turn her on. She has found herself that what she wants to satisfy her is two guys to make out. Meanwhile with Kyle and Marc (now played by Brett Chukerman)--they break up because Kyle still has issues about Marc being 'too hot for him' and Marc flirting too much.

This time around Brett Chukerman plays Kyle, instead of fan favorite Ryan Carnes. Many wanted to hate him, but he is a bit likable in this movie. Chukerman has played many gay guys before, but like Sean Hayes, he wants his sexuality to remain a mystery. He has this slime-y-ness and seductiveness he has used before and is present in this movie. In this movie, Kyle, Gwen and Tiffani are in an art class together and meet Illinois country boy Troy (Marco Dapper)--a confused nude model. Gwen makes up the lie this time around---instead of Caleb playing gay, now Kyle is forced to play straight and Tiffani is his beard. Kyle takes Troy 'under his wing' into the Ex-gay group and tries to seduce him with Tiffani's help. When Marc gets his eyes on Troy, Gwen switches sides and tries to sabotage Kyle. After some sexual altercations, the quartet's plan is discovered by Troy, they join forces to stop the anti-gay group and out Jacob.

The sequel leaves behind the off-putting-ness and awkward of the original in favor of a more familiar and warmer version. The two female characters, who were very annoying the first time, are much more appealing. The sequel is much better paced and Q. Allan Brocka wrote and directed the first one, but Phillip J. Bartell, wrote, directed, and edited this one. The sauciness and out-there-ness is still in tact, but thank god the awkward lines have been diminished.

Mink Stole (Cecil B. Demented) plays Kyle's mother in this one, a super open mother who changes gears when she spots Kyle with Tiffani and is thrilled he is straight. But then after mulling it over, she misses her little gay boy and is thrilled he is gay. The star of the sequel really is Marco Dapper, this movie's 'confused' guy who gets very emotional and draws you in way more than Lunsford. While the first movie, you know who is going to end up with each other--the sequel leaves everyone questioning who will end up together. There are so many players, that it could lead anyway. I like that Tiffani joins forces with Kyle in this one, the acting is much more tolerable in this one.