The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life ... – A Review
We go through life thinking we know all the answers to any question that could possibly come up. We think that love is easy and that we will all live happily ever after. We play this game of life without fully realizing the effects the game has on our own actual life.
Enter Ethan Green. This outspoken gay man is in the middle of the worst game of his life… love. He is stuck in his own nightmare: Do I choose the young and adventurous teen, the hot former pro-baseballer, or the safe, stable, sexy, and wonderful ex? Will he ever find the elusive "One" or an apartment?
This is the central theme to this romantic comedy. It is full of twists and turns, dry and wet humor, and a few semi-naked gay men here and there. The story of Ethan, played by Daniel Letterle from the hit CAMP, is one that will have you laughing, screaming, almost in tears, and baffled. You will be able to see some of you in him, whether it’s your inability to committ, your eccentric relationship with not only your friends but your family, or your petty excuse for a love life. To help him in his battle, Ethan (Daniel) is joined by his family and friends Kyle (Diego Serrano), Charlotte (Shanola Hampton), Leo (David Monahan), The Hat Sisters (Richard Riehle & Joel Brooks), Chester (Scott Atkinson), Punch (Dean Shelton), and his mom Harper (Meredith Baxter).
Some people might not like this movie because the script can seem a little too cheesy. The characters can seem a little to stereotypical. There is the fem lesbian, the flamboyant gay guy, the circuit kid, the slut, the bear, the chub, the cub, the twisted “sisters”, the leather daddy, the over the top fag hag of a mother, and so much more. However, when you get down to the true meaning of everything, I am confident you will be able to understand the movie as I have. I am the first to turn off a horrible excuse for a gay movie. This one however kept me anxiously awaiting the next twist. It is well written, well acted, and well executed. I am sure if you just give it a try you will like it!
What are you waiting for? If it’s “the one”, you might as well stop here and watch Ethan Green’s attempt at love, life, and his pursuit of “the one”. And for you comic book fans, this movie is based on Eric Ormer's comic strip, The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green.
Just try it out, I DARE YOU!
Jason P. Ruel
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