Article Title:Out Takes Review: GBF
Author or Credit:Jacqui Stanford
Published on:23rd May 2014 - 10:12 am
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Text:(Dir: Darren Stein, USA, 2013) Out Takes opening night film GBF is the buzzed-about teen comedy of the minute, set somewhere far, far away from the high school halls most of us lived through, where being gay is so cool that all the popular girls want a GBF – a ‘gay best friend’. At the centre of the story are two gay teens, best friends Brent and Tanner - neither out yet. While the more showy Brent (Paul Iacono), is considering how to come out and be the school’s next big thing, Tanner (Michael J. Willett) is accidentally revealed as what the kids in this movie are calling a ‘mo’. The three popular girls at school launch a full-tilt bitch-battle to claim the shy comic book loving Tanner as their own GBF pet – and try to train him in all the gay stereotypes they’ve read about in magazines with a fabulous ‘gayover’. "You don't even sound like the ones on Bravo. We can totally gay you over,” Tanner is told. Cue non-stop one-liners, over the top situations, jocks who look 38, a prom where it all comes to a head - and of course characters going on personal journeys to find out who they really are - and you have a fun, undemanding film which will give you plenty of laughs along the way. Think Mean Girls, Clueless, etc The good Mormons gone bad are a comedy highlight, along with the straight boys peppering gay boys with ridiculous questions segment. The central friendship between Brent and Tanner in incredibly sweet. There are plenty of cameos; Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black) is fun with her brilliantly -named cat ‘Anderson Coo-purr’, however the woman best known as Karen from Will   
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