Release Date: November 24th, 2006 (Quad Cinema) by Ariztical Entertainment.
The Cast: Jim Verraros, Emily Brooke Hands, Rebekah Kochan, Marco Dapper, Brett Chukerman, Scott Vickaryous, Adrian Quinonez, Mink Stole.
Directed by Phillip J. Bartell.
BASIC PREMISE: With the help of his friends Gwen (Hands) and Tiffany (Kochan), Kyle (Verraros) pretends to be straight in order to win over Troy (Dapper), an ex-gay nude model.
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: Eating Out 2, labeled as “the first American gay sequel ever”, has an outrageous plot just like its predecessor along with lively yet occasionally annoying characters. First Gwen, Tiffany and Kyle all pine for Troy, an ex-gay farm boy who poses as a model in an art class. Even the flamboyant art teacher, who claims to have a wife, has an obvious crush on him. It’s somewhat funny to observe all of their reactions when Troy disrobes. The rest of the plot involves Gwen and Tiffany helping Kyle to pretend he’s straight so that he can become ex-gay Troy’s “special” friend and, thus, have sex with him. Marc (Chukerman), Kyle’s ex-boyfriend, also competes for Troy. Much of the humor falls flat because of poor comic timing, contrived moments and redundant low brow humor. Director Phillip J. Bartell ends scenes a bit too abruptly at times. A few of the characters feel annoyingly unrealistic, such as Kyle’s mom played by Mink Stole. Emily Brooke Hands and Rebekah Kochan have a few witty lines of dialogue, but nothing particularly quotable. Unfortunately, the messy, stilted screenplay Phillip J. Bartell and Q. Allan Brocka allows its characters to think out loud without a morsel of subtlety—exactly what the film critic character (Balaban) in Lady in the Water felt allergic to in movies that he loathed. There’s some nudity and brief off-screen sex scenes (you don’t actually see the oral copulation like in Deep Throat), so there’s not enough onscreen as promised by the film’s title and that it's unrated. If you wish, stay through the end credits for an additional brief yet pointless oral sex scene.
SPIRITUAL VALUE: None is required or desired.
INSULT TO YOUR INTELLIGENCE: Stilted, contrived, redundant and occasionally annoying. NUMBER OF TIMES I CHECKED MY WATCH: 4
IN A NUTSHELL: A lively cast and occasional nudity/sex don’t compensate for an annoyingly stilted, contrived screenplay with characters that think out loud too much.
RECOMMENDED WAY TO WATCH: TV
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