Tasty Desert

Amos Lassen

“Eating Out” was a big hit at festivals and among viewers and when something is well received and enjoyable, it is only logical to use the idea and do a sequel. Even though this movie is called “Eating Out 2” is not really a sequel but a movie unto itself. And it is a good one.

Ask yourself how far you would go to find and get the man of your dreams. Kyle (Jim Verraros of “American Idol” fame) is gay and asks his roommate to pretend to be gay to get the girl of his ideals. With the help of two friends, Gwen and Tiffani, Kyle pretends to be straight so that he can land the new guy n town, Troy, a nude model (who has what he needs to be a successful nude model). Kyle suddenly finds himself becoming a member of an ex-gay group on his college campus and finding a girlfriend there. Meanwhile, Kyle’s ex-boyfriend is aghast at the plan and he decides that he will go after Troy himself by being openly gay. The plot concerns itself with who will win Troy and live happily after.

This is a fun movie but does not reach the level that the original “Eating Out” did. “Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds” falls into the category of farce with lots of slapstick humor and it is very, very funny, Not as slick as the first “Eating Out” the sequel stands on its own and I loved it. When I say this one did reach the level of the first, I meant that it was not as professional but overall I liked this one much more. There is lots of clever dialogue and hysterical moments and pokes fun at “gay society” today. It has a good laugh at the expense of mocking the stereotypes of the gay lifestyle and thereby allows you to look inside of yourself after you have finished laughing yourself into a catatonic state during the actual movie.

The casting is as close to prefection that you find in a low budget film. The actors are fun to watch and they seemed to be enjoying themselves during the filming. The guys are HOT and great eye candy.

This movie des not pretend to be anymore than a good time. Nothing is serious and the fact that t may cause some introspection does not mean it has a message. If, indeed, it does have a message, it is “Enjoy”. Overall this is a movie to enjoy—you don’t have to think, you can just sit back and laugh. One of the highlights is Mink Stole playing Kyle’s mother. Her comments are wonderful and it was good to see her again back on screen. In her final scene, she manages to walk away with the movie in her back pocket. But she is not the only good thing about the film. If you want to see a movie that is just pure enjoyment, this is the one for you.

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