Paul (Daniel Robinson) is openly gay and trying to find the perfect boyfriend. Eddie (Joey Dudding) is in the closet, still a virgin and trying not to let his parents find out he’s gay. Both men are starring in a new musical titled Adam and Steve: Just The Way God Made ‘Em when their lives start to follow the lives of the characters they are portraying. Can Paul find the man of his dreams and will Eddie learn to embrace his sexuality?
The Big Gay Musical is the latest offering from directors Casper Andreas and Fred M. Caruso; the two previously worked together on A Four Letter Word with Andreas directing and Caruso producing. The movie was screened at the recent BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival ahead of its DVD release and is a comedy drama that mixes campness, emotion and real issues for a winning film.
Gay interest movies can often be arduous to watch as you see more stereotypical gay men shagging around and doing little else. The Big Gay Musical isn’t like that thankfully and actually creates an interesting juxtaposition in its two main characters. Paul is good-looking but lacks confidence whereas Joey is eager to embrace his sexuality but doesn’t know how to do it. The two characters ultimately form a close bond that helps the other deal with their situation as they prepare to take to the stage for the opening night of their new show. Paul looks for love in all the wrong places whilst Eddie jumps into bed with the first man that offers and winds up regretting it.
The Big Gay Musical succeeds due to the hilarious songs and the strong performances from its too leads. Firstly the musical numbers provide comic relief in the movie with Paul’s rendition of I Want To Be A Slut being particularly memorable. Secondly the two leading men Robinson and Dudding are easy on the eye and perform impressively. Robinson is the standout of the two and his mixture of good looks, talent and strong vocals make him perfect for the role of Paul. We’ll also admit that the fact he takes his clothes off frequently is another bonus.
The Big Gay Musical is a fun movie and an improvement on Casper Andreas’ previous efforts. Bags of fun, serious at times but with a positive message throughout, the movie is a complete triumph. If you fancy a good laugh and some decent eye candy then The Big Gay Musical comes highly recommended. Also if you like a few sharp pops at religion then this film should satisfy you too.
Please note ‘The Big Gay Musical’ is released on Tuesday 6th April 2010 in the US.