Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!
|Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Todd Stephens|
|Screenplay by||Todd Stephens|
Aaron Michael Davies
|Music by||Marty Beller|
|Edited by||Spencer Schilly|
|Distributed by||TLA Releasing|
Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! is the 2008 sequel to the 2006 comedy Another Gay Movie. It features five cast members from the first movie: Jonah Blechman (Nico Hunter), Ashlie Atkinson (Dawn Muffler), Scott Thompson (Mr. Wilson), Stephanie McVay (Mrs. Hunter), and Andersen Gabrych. It was released in only seven theaters and ran for only 10 weeks before going to DVD due in large part to its negative reception in contrast to the first film which developed a small cult following.
Nancy Sinatra, who sang the song "Another Gay Sunshine Day" for the first film, receives Special Thanks. Singer RuPaul announced on his website that he and Lady Bunny had recorded a song for the soundtrack that would be released as a single, but the producers of the film ultimately scrapped that song and instead utilized a solo by Lady Bunny. Further, that song was not released as a single, instead replaced by the song "The Clap" by Perez Hilton. The duet of RuPaul and Lady Bunny was later released as a bonus track on RuPaul's album Champion.
Dorky Andy (Jake Mosser), flamboyant Nico (Jonah Blechman), jock Jarod (Jimmy Clabots), and nerdy Griff (Aaron Michael Davies) reunite in Fort Lauderdale for spring break. The plot revolves around a contest -- "Gays Gone Wild!"—to see who can have sex with the most guys during the duration of spring break. The winner will be crowned "Miss Gay Gone Wild".
While Andy seems to have no problem getting men to have sex with him, Nico hasn't been attracting men at all, which prompts a frequent fantasy sequence involving a merman (Brent Corrigan). Andy is troubled, however, when he falls hard for Luis (Euriamis Losada), a charmingly handsome yet innocent virgin. Jarod and Griff are also meeting a problem, as they now are a couple, and are conflicted over whether or not to enter the contest themselves. Meanwhile, a shallow trio by the name of Jasper (Will Wikle, Brand Lim, and Isaac Webster) seem to be very anxious to win the contest by any means.
In a subplot, the guys meet Perez Hilton on an airplane and Hilton pursues a young priest to the bathroom, he hits his head, turning him into a religious zealot trying to dispel the gay activities going on; he is later hit in the head again and changes back.
- Jonah Blechman as Nico Hunter
- Jake Mosser as Andy Wilson
- Aaron Michael Davies as Griffin "Griff"
- Jimmy Clabots as Jarod
- Euriamis Losada as Luis
- Perez Hilton as Himself
- RuPaul as Tyrell Tyrelle
- Scott Thompson as Mr. Wilson
- Lady Bunny as Sandi Cove
- Will Wikle as Jasper
- Brandon Lim as Jasper Chan
- Isaac Webster as Jasper Pledge / Fake Griff
- Brent Corrigan as Stan the Merman
- Lypsinka as Mrs. Wilson
- Amanda Lepore as Debbie Gottakunt
Most filming took place in Fort Lauderdale, with a few final scenes done in Los Angeles. Shooting wrapped in December 2007. The film premiered at the Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco on June 28, 2008.
The film's opening spoofed The Wizard of Oz and had the actors portraying Andy (Michael Carbonaro), Jarod (Jonathan Chase), and Griff (Mitch Morris) in the first film killed, semi-explaining the actors' absence from the sequel. Mrs. Hunter (Stephanie McVay) later said that "doing two gay movies in a row will make people think you're actually gay", an allusion as to what the actors' agents may have said.
The film received 20% on the Rotten Tomatoes meter.
- Padva, Gilad. Boys Want to Have Fun! Carnivalesque Adolescence and Nostalgic Resorts in Another Gay Movie and Another Gay Sequel. In Padva, Gilad, Queer Nostalgia in Cinema and Pop Culture, pp. 98–122 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, ISBN 978-1-137-26633-0).
- Official website
- Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! at the Internet Movie Database
- Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! at Box Office Mojo
- Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! at Rotten Tomatoes
- Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! at Frameline Film Festival