If you thought Queer Duck on Showtime was over-the-top, you won't believe this all new no holds barred comedy & musical extravaganza. Queer Duck and his fabulous friends Openly Gator, Bi-Polar Bear and Oscar Wild Cat will keep you laughing until it hurts in their outrageously zany, full-length feature debut.
Queer Duck: The Movie
is the relentlessly funny, feature-length extension of the animated series Queer Duck
, created by frequent The Simpsons
scripter Mike Reiss. Sexually scandalous yet sweet, the movie is a cascade of pop-culture stereotypes of gays in America, punctuated by rapid-fire references (as with The Simpsons
) to, well, just about everything: classic movies, game shows, Gilbert and Sullivan, Paul Lynde. Hey, there's even a storyline: Queer Duck (voiced by Jim J. Bullock) and his partner of 18 months ("That's a lifetime in gay years"), Harvey Fierstein sound-alike Stephen Arlo "Openly" Gator (Kevin Michael Richardson), hit a relationship crisis when the fey fowl is wooed by a brassy Broadway broad. Queer Duck wonders if he'd be happier being straight. While Gator the waiter spills his problems to a compassionate Conan O'Brien (thanks for the cameo), Queer Duck goes on a personal odyssey that ultimately leads to a showdown with a television evangelist at a theme park re-christened Fairyland. One has to see it to believe it. With supporting vocal performances from Mark Hamill, Tim Curry, Estelle Harris, and Maurice LaMarche. --Tom Keogh