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Adam’ Gay Indie Review: G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend)

In: Adam, Movies

If you can find this movie, I don’t care if you have to buy, rent, steal, torrent or what: do it. This movie is an instant gay cult must-see. Is it as outrageous as Drop Dead Gorgeous? No. Is it as infinitely quotable and lasting as Mean Girls? Not quite. Is it modern, relevant and funny as hell? Absolutely-fisting-lutely.

GBF looks at the current trend among girls to have the latest and greatest “it item”… a Gay Best Friend. The film is filled with new and upcoming actors who put a fresh face on the indie film scene and attempt to promote and trend the idea that anyone who’s anyone wants and needs that iconic gay friend. The three biggest queens from high school fight over control of the friendship of the town’s newest gay and comedy ensues. Admittedly, the premise is more fun than earth-shattering, however the script does take on a lot of real issues and in a simultaneously hilarious and informative way. Looking at coming at in high school, being seen strictly as being defined by our sexuality alone and of course the ever-present issues of bullying and acceptance, GBF does a great job of appealing to both youth and adults with this lighthearted movie about being gay in today’s world.

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Orange Is The New Black Available Now On Netflix

In: TV Shows

While it doesn’t come with as much fanfare as Arrested Development or House of Cards, Netflix’s new original series Orange Is The New Black is worth giving a shot. Not only is it winning critics over, but the on-demand Internet streaming media provider is so bullish on the dramedy that it ordered a second season even before premiering. That’s almost unheard of.

Orange Is The New Black is the brainchild of Weeds creator Jenji Kohan. It follows Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), an upper-middle class bisexual woman who finds herself incarcerated for a crime she committed 10 years prior. It’s actually based on Piper Kerman’s memoir sharing her experiences serving a 14-month sentence in a women’s prison in 2004. While the main character is based on Kerman, the rest of the characters are fictional. Rounding out the cast are Jason Biggs, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Pepron and Natasha Lyonne.

If the trailer above piques your interest, all thirteen episodes of Orange Is The New Black are available online on Netflix beginning Thursday at 12 a.m. PDT.

Everyone Wants The G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend)

In: Donovan, Movies, Totally GAY!

Remember when purse-sized canines were the must-have accessory? Apparently, adorable puppies have been replaced by the G.B.F. (gay best friend). It’s about time ;)

Typically, when someone mentions “gay movie” most people’s expectations are lowered. Not in this case. The trailer for G.B.F. (featuring Tegan & Sara’s “Closer“) just dropped and it’s everything I hoped it would be. With awesome one-liners like, “Are my arms looking Michelle Obama toned or Madonna scary?” and “You don’t even sound like the ones on Bravo. We can totally gay you over,” it’s Jawbreaker meets Mean Girls meets Clueless.

Director Darren Stein assembled a great cast, mixing newbies with veteran actors. A few notable names include Andrea Bowen (Desperate Housewives), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), Natasha Lyonne (American Pie), Rebecca Gayheart (Jawbreaker), Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie’s) and Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars). Check out the official synopsis below, and the movie trailer after that.

G.B.F. tells the story of two closeted best friends, Tanner (Michael J. Willett, United States of Tara) and Brent (Paul Iacono, The Hard Times of R.J. Berger). Brent longs for the spotlight and has a plan that will make him the most popular kid in school. He believes that coming out will make him instantly popular, as the newest must-have teen girl “accessory”: The G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend). Tanner on the other hand, would rather fly under the radar and graduate from high school without ever being noticed.

When things don’t go according to plan and Tanner is outed instead of Brent, the two boys go from B.F.F.s to instant frenemies and the three most popular girls in school — queen-of-mean bombshell Fawcett (Sasha Pieterse, Pretty Little Liars), drama club diva Caprice (Xosha Roquemore, Precious) and sweet, Mormon good-girl ‘Shley (Andrea Bowen,Desperate Housewives) launch an all-out social war to win Tanner’s status-enhancing friendship.

watch the video after the jump

This. Made. My. Day. You probably remember Bon Qui Qui as the hilariously rude and sassy MADtv character that worked at King Burger. Not too long ago, she also released a music video called “I’m A Cut You” which was a riot as well.

Now, Bon Qui Qui is back in a brand new promotional video for Alexander Wang‘s Spring 2013 T. Bon Qui Qui, played by Anjelah Johnson, is working her first day at the Alexander Wang NYC flagship store and as you can probably guess, it doesn’t go to well. Cameos are by Alessandra Ambrosio, A$AP Rocky, Shannan Click, Simon Doonan & Natasha Lyonne.

One of my favorite parts is when someone says they need something in a larger size and Bon Qui Qui responds, “ need it like a starving kid need some food…or like a homeless man need a house? You neeeed it?” LOL. Watch the funny video below.

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A news anchor reads, “At 4:44AM tomorrow morning, there will be no survivors. The world will end.” Can you imagine? What would the world be like on that last day? How would you spend your final days and hours on earth? The movie trailer for a film called ‘4:44 Last Day On Earth‘ gives us a realistic glimpse of what it could be like. Willem Dafoe stars with Paz de la Huerta and Natasha Lyonne in this apocalyptic film.

The film was both written and directed by Abel Ferrara and was made independently. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2011 and this year, IFC Films is distributing the film for a limited release on March 23rd.

It’s not clear from the trailer what exactly is causing the “end of the world” or if it actually ends up happening, but what is evident is the hysteria and intense fear that takes place throughout the world as humanity prepares for the end.

Check out the trailer after the jump…

After graduating high school, everyone chooses their own paths. Where this takes them is anyone’s guess. At the inevitable 10-year high school reunion, former classmates come together to catch everyone up on their lives. Whether people like to admit it or not, some use this opportunity to show how well they’ve done, while others mock how the “cool” kids have fallen from grace.

Even though the original “American Pie” movie isn’t your typical educational institution, it was the launching pad for a lot of these actors. With the original movie doing boffo business, the young actors involved had Hollywood at their fingertips. They had the ability to take their careers anywhere they wanted. Some acted in Oscar-nominated movies (Mena Suvari), some entered rehab (Seann William Scott), some got married and had kids (Alyson Hannigan) and some became red-carpet trainwrecks (Tara Reid).

Obviously, when it came time to congregate the actors for the fictional East Great Falls 10-year-reunion, some required more money to lure them back. See what the reported salaries for each of the “American Reunion” cast is below.

see how much each is earning after the jump

“American Reunion” First Official Photos

In: Donovan, Movies

Ever wonder what happened to Stifler and the gang of East Great Falls? Wonder no more, because the entire graduating class of 1999 are congregating for their 10-year class reunion. Considering the movie was released 12 years ago, perhaps the “American Pie 4” film should have hit theaters a couple of years ago. Perhaps it was due to a few of the cast members being in rehab *cough* Tara Reid *cough* Sean William Scott *cough* Chris Klein *cough*, that prevented the ensemble pic from coming to fruition. Not to say all the cast members struggled with their post- American Pie fame. Mena Suvari, Jason Biggs, Thomas Ian Nicholas and Alyson Hannigan all married and worked steadily since the classic teen flick.

“American Reunion” doesn’t hit theaters til April 6, 2012, but Universal Studios just released the first teaser trailer from the fourth movie (I’m not including those straight-to-DVD sequels that followed). The video doesn’t give a whole lot away considering it’s just a video montage of the characters posing in a photo booth. That being said, it’s a great first taste at the “final” slice of “American Pie”. Appropriately enough, the images are set to the music of Matt Nathanson’s “Laid”. That track was featured on the “American Wedding” soundtrack.

Regardless of the highs and lows the cast have experienced over the years, they all look great in the photos. I’m a sucker for nostalgic films and can’t wait to see the entire gang reunite. Even though, she wasn’t part of the graduating class, I’m most excited to see Jennifer Coolidge (Stifler’s mom) back on the screen. Whenever Coolidge appears, I instantly smile from ear to ear. Check out the clip below.

watch the video montage after the jump

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