Speed dating film review
Looking for inspiration, I opened some wine, called up one of my best friends and began to reminisce on the time we both went speed dating.
We moved on to the subject of dating in general and memories of dates that went less than perfectly. I compiled some of our most off the wall stories and then began to put my spin on them.
That all changes when the best friend Too Cool (Wesley Jonathan) invites them to try out a round of speed dating.
Lonely bachelors Dog (Chico Benymon) and Beaver (Leonard Armond Robinson) realize they've been playing the game all wrong after their best pal Too Cool (Wesley Jonathan) invites them to partake in a round of speed dating in this comedy co-starring Chris Elliot and Clint Howard.
Have straight men not found other creative ways of attesting their sexual identity without reasserting gayness as some kind of invisible time bomb, a sly Sphinx lurking inside, ready to storm out and castrate everybody?
Apparently one is safe if he is the first to recognize this sneaky queer demon, which must be why Dog points out Beaver’s supposed gayness every other scene.
This system rigged by men, in which women are passed around as stupid, gullible gifts that just keep on giving and heterosexual sex is always some kind of rape has been poetically depicted in Ian Mc Ewan’s novel , and philosophically in Gayle Rubin’s essay “The Traffic in Women.” But here all we get is the naturalization of the grotesquerie of that system (“Women are programmed to say no, even if they like you,” Dog warns us), which is played for laughs.I wanted to make something entertaining and relatable but I also wanted it be different and bigger than my last few films.I had been doing a lot of copy stand-style stop motion animation by myself, and I felt the need to scale up and spread my wings so to speak.The two central ladykillers will, of course, meet women who tame them but only after a parade of misogynist and homophobic cliches that are interrupted by bizarre subplots whose cluelessness about mental illness and homelessness will give offense on those fronts as well.
A non-sequitur appearance by Chris Elliott, who waddles around as if in gastric distress and is for some reason painted blue, can only have been viewed by the actor as some kind of meta joke, but it's inexplicable even to viewers familiar with his history of surreal pranks. 1 (Rockstone Releasing)Production company: Eizzil Entertainment Cast: Wesley Jonathan, Chico Benymon, Leonard Robinson, Mekita Faiye, Vanessa Simmons, Roxanne Reese Director: Joseph A.
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