This movie is hilarious. If only it had about 20 more film minutes and another $20-50,000, it would likely have been the next indie film to break through. The production value is at a minimal and perhaps this is a film students senior project. But its like a teleserye in one hour. I would say this is the middle class Mexican-American version of Gregg Araki's Totally Fucked Up.
The story revolves around sometimes gay, sometimes straight high school senior Marty and his seemingly totally gay but self-professed straight Jake. Marty has a boyfriend and a girlfriend who find out about each other so they decide to have a three-way relationship. Jake is a peeping tom and a total tsimosa and so the whole murder mystery plot that would be otherwise totally contrived actually seems to work. Unlike other gay teenager movies, most of the hot guys are not white Americans but Mexican Americans. The movie simply suffered from budget limitations.
This also gives a fascinating ethnographic look into middle-class Mexican-American communities in southern California. For only having to commit an hour to it, I think its worth the watch if you can find it. Gay cinema is definitely lacking in murder mystery movies.
All that BS over formal vs. informal writing (or why the eggplant emoji is my favorite emoji) - Last weekend, I moderated the discussion on *Strunk & White's The Elements of Style* for the book club. Much as I would have liked to focus on the nitty gr...