04 August 2009

Movie Review: Were the World Mine


You must see the movie. It is available at the Malaysian Filem Gay website. I thought I'd be seeing another poorly done teen age movie:
When his drama teacher casts him as Puck in his school's upcoming production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Timothy (Tanner Cohen) turns in an inspired performance, whipping up a fittingly Shakespearean love potion with the power to turn people gay. He begins, of course, with the school jock -- the object of his affection. Tom Gustafson directs this unconventional movie-musical based on his award-winning short film, "Fairies."
The movie is a spectacularly done thought experiment. The director and editors are able to wholly effect a suspension of disbelief and you are transported into a thought experiment of "what if" regarding your last year in high school, if everyone were gay. There have been a number of movies with this theme, but this movie is just spectacular. I like Wikipedia's synopsis:
Timothy is an openly gay student at a private boy's school. Although in his senior year, Timothy is still persecuted by the aggressive rugby team. Timothy lives with his mother, and his father is not a part of his life. Timothy's mother is struggling with her son's sexuality. Timothy is cast as Puck in the senior play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. While reviewing his lines, he discovers the recipe for a magical flower wielding the power of love. Timothy utilizes the flower to have the bigoted town take a 'walk in his shoes'. The entire town is thrown into chaos as previously heterosexual community members fall in love with their same-sex friends, bosses and co-workers. The school drama teacher guides Timothy towards the question of whether his actions have caused more harm than good. This film features several musical numbers.
Please don't take my word for it though. I encourage you to watch this movie and if you still don't believe me by reading this far, watch the trailer:

10 comments:

  1. Oooohhhhh. I've always wanted to see this! It's so, ummm, gay!

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  2. somehow i cant get the damn hjsplitter/joiner to work...... ammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmp what have i been doing wrong? :(

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  3. (disclaimer: i'm not encouraging anyony to violate any copyright laws, just sharing my understanding of how computer programs work.) the file names have to be exactly the same except for the numbering at the end, verify that your computer did not change any of the characters in the file name, otherwise it won't join.

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  4. i did it yaiiiiiiiiiiiy.... and yes yes yes the movie is so magical.... wow.... thanks LOF.... and thanks for sharing that sextortion article too.... it was a great topic for discussion in our educational technology subject..... tc.... :)

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  5. I saw this last year thanks to YJ who allowed me to ransack his extensive porn este gay movie collection. I didn't think it would impact me so but there are days when I'm sad and The course of true love suddenly plays in my head.

    That is if it's not interrupted by the fairies away, fetch me that flower song. Haha

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  6. what is going on with cb and his phantom comments?

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  7. I know! Can you check if Blogger flagged it for spam?

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  8. son of a bitch. i learned something new. and everything in the spam folder came from you. haha.

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  9. Seriously? That damn Google! It only happens when I bloghop on my phone. How many comments are we talking about here?

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  10. 4 from the last 3 months, all of your mysterious missing comments

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