Heard the cliché about the straight best friend who not only
looks more gay than you but decides to 'go gay' to see if he has more
luck with girls? Well Q. Allan Brocka's first feature is the definitive
film version. And a very good, hot and enjoyable film it is too.
stranger to the LLGFF, Brocka is probably best known for his wonderful
animated short series Rick & Steve about an animated Lego®
couple (included in this year's gay animation programme, Pencil
Me In) and he has quickly gained a wide international following.
Eating Out we meet Kyle, young gay and unlucky in love. He lives
with Caleb who is muscled, horny and despite all signs to the contrary,
100 per cent straight. Frustrated by his failure with the ladies,
Caleb thinks he could win their affections by pretending to bat
for the other side. A cunning plan but clearly not without risks.
he meets a zany, gay boy loving woman called Gwen, he pretends to
fancy her beautiful flatmate Mark to win her affections. And it
looks as if his plan will pay off until he finds himself alone with
Mark, a video and some Kleenex. Then the fat really does begin to
sizzle in the pan.
Don't worry. Aroused? You will be. Eating Out is funny, very, very
sexy, and has a quick, lively script, good performances and occasional
touches of John Walters-type kooky-brilliance. It's fluff captain,
not as we know it, but dude, we so definitely like.