Director: Darren Stein
Stars: Michael J. Willett, Paul Iacono, Sasha Pieterse, Andrea Bowen, Xosha Roquemore, Derek Mio, Megan Mullally, Natasha Lyonne, Jonathan Silverman, Rebecca Gayheart
Tanner Daniels and his best friend Brent Van Camp are the only gay guys in high school that they know of, but both are still in the closet to the rest of the school. Only their two other friends know, Glen and Sophie. Tanner gets accidently outed through an app on his cell phone, and the whole school knows that he is gay. At the same time the three girls that run the three different major cliques in the school are looking for a gay best friend to add to their social group. Fawcett rules the trendy label group. Caprice is the queen of the Drama Club. 'Shley is Miss Mormon clueless and holy girl. They all go after Tanner as his new best friend. He abandons his old friends, but these girls give him a trendy gay make-over. The girls only want him as a collection and not a friend.
This movie was much better than I anticipated. I thought that this was going to be a retake on the movie Mean Girls, but it was a movie all its own. The story line was pretty simple. It is trendy for a girl to have a gay best friend like a new handbag or someone to tell you that your fabulous or go shopping with. They are not looking for a real people just someone that is just as shallow as they are. In these days that would be really easy to find. I like the fact that they added a closet case religious guy looking to hook up with both gay characters. The fact that both of them rejected him was the odd part. That would only happen in a movie, not in real life. Well, that's another story.
The main cast was a bunch of young actors that I have never heard of or seen before. The supporting cast was made up of people that most will know and some love. Megan Mullally is great as the mother of a gay son. I think only a gay son could come out of that body. She is the mother that every gay boy could dream of. Jonathan Silverman and Rebecca Gayheart are the parent and step parent of the main character, Tanner. They are the cool more hipper parents that over look everything in a good way. She has been......oh, I don't know where she has been. She has gotten older and doesn't look like a mother yet, so she does not work as much. Jonathan Silverman was in tons of movie growing up, but now as an adult, he barely gets anything. It was nice to see them both in a movie again. Now, Natasha Lyonne is great. I love seeing her in movies. She did not disappoint at all in this movie. Her part was really small as the support faculty of the Gay/Straight Alliance group. She just stands out in roles that she takes.
If this movie is on somewhere, then you may want to give this movie a chance. It is pretty good to watch. If you are a little in the know, then you will understand some of the terminology that is used in the movie. Enjoy.
G.B.F. (2013) Trailer