The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 90 minutes
Do you love the thought of THE BIG GAY MUSICAL? Cute Broadway stars with powerful voices? Drama queens in tight pink t-shirts? Tap-dancing angels in teeny-tiny shorts? If so, this movie might be your heaven on earth. Casper Andreas, director of last year's "Between Love and Goodbye," together with co-director Fred M. Caruso, lets out all the stops in this wonderfully campy, yet decidedly tender, musical comedy. As Paul and Eddie begin previews for the new Off-Broadway musical, "Adam & Steve, Just the Way God Made 'Em," their lives strangely mirror those of the characters they're playing. Eddie hasn't come out yet to his religious parents, who are en route to see the show. Paul is distressed by his inability to find a fairy-tale, monogamous lover. Meanwhile, the show lampoons religious intolerance toward gays, featuring a retelling of Genesis, scolding televangelists, and a summer camp that aims to turn gay kids straight. During the course of the big production numbers, everyone realizes that life is more beautiful once they accept themselves for who they are – just the way God made 'em. – B.B.
Friday, March 19, 2010 at 2:20 PM
Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Fred M. Caruso
Fred M. Caruso
Casper Andreas: "Slutty Summer" (2004), "A Four Letter Word" (2007) – 32nd CIFF, "Between Love & Goodbye" (2008) – 33rd CIFF, THE BIG GAY MUSICAL (2009); Fred M. Caruso: THE BIG GAY MUSICAL (2009)
Casper Andreas, Fred M. Caruso
Daniel Robinson, Joey Dudding, Jeff Metzler, Liz McCartney