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The Gay Deceivers

3.6 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

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Forty years before CHUCK AND LARRY were pronounced anything, Danny and Elliot were THE GAY DECEIVERS.

To avoid being sent to Vietnam, Danny (Kevin Coughlin, star of MARYJANE and THE YOUNG RUNAWAYS) and Elliot (Larry Casey of THE EROTIC ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE) appear before the draft board claiming to be a homosexual couple.

Although the boys are declared unfit for duty, a suspicious Army colonel (Jack Starrett of BLAZING SADDLES) decides to confirm their story... forcing the bosom buddies to lease a love nest on the queer side of town.

When their lifestyle costs Elliot his job at a posh country club and Danny the trust of his stewardess girlfriend, the pair begins to wonder if beating the draft is worth all the trouble.

THE GAY DECEIVERS is a rare theatrical film from TV veteran Bruce Kessler (THE A-TEAM, BAYWATCH NIGHTS) and features a larger-than-life performance by Michael Greer (FORTUNE AND MEN S EYES), one of Hollywood s first openly gay actors.

Praised for its merciless lampoon of American homophobia and condemned for setting back the gay rights movement, THE GAY DECEIVERS is a unique satire in the vein of TOOTSIE and VICTOR/VICTORIA, set against the backdrop of a Hollywood that no longer exists and societal prejudices that haven t changed in half a century.

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Sexily Hip --New York Times

Hilarious --LA Times

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Product Details

  • Actors: Sebastian Brook, Tom Grubbs, Christopher Riordan, Joe Tornatore, Jack Starrett
  • Directors: Bruce Kessler
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Dark Sky Films
  • DVD Release Date: November 20, 2007
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000UX6TGG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,265 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Gay Deceivers" on IMDb

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Sure, it's a low-budget 1969 movie, but the absolutely pristine DVD mastering breathes new life into this underrated gay farce. The sound is a bit low and slightly scratchy, but heads and tails over the previous vhs video release. It's like discovering a long-lost friend again! Try to overlook the low-budget origins and some of the dated humor: It's still very timely, courageous, and above all...FUNNY! For those who enjoy Michael Greer's over-the-top flaming performance as the landylady Malcolm, check out his performance as Queenie in "Fortune And Men's Eyes"...very different and fierce! Good statements in "Gay Deceivers" regarding anti-war sentiments and (believe it or not) gay rights. The two straight roommates, posing as a gay couple, ultimately even have a greater acceptance of alternate lifestyles by the film's end. Not to be missed!
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I bought this movie trying to find something interesting and didn't expect to love it so much. I have been on a search to find something as intriguing to me as The Adventures of Sebastian Cole and this was it. Almost entirely due to the presence of Michael Greer. Since watching this film I have tried to find other Greer films without much success but this film shows was a great actor he was and how fabulous gay film can be!
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Yes, it is an EXTREMELY dated movie, so don't even bother watching it if you're offended by the F-word or cringe-worthy stereotypes. However, I recommend people watch it just as a piece of gay history. I'm old enough to remember when this movie first came out. While no one considered a fine work of cinema, people were actually shocked and considered it cutting edge because it dealt with homosexuality in such an open way.

So, if you watch it, as we did recently, and you find your jaw dropping open more than you're laughing, just view it as a sign at how far we've come...and be grateful.
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I saw this film first run my freshman year in college. I probably was amused by it, since it is clever. Watching it again is a good lesson on how attitudes can change over time. The movies is 40 years old and tells the story of two straight men who want to avoid the Vietnam draft by acting gay. Michael Greer is the best in the film, he is gay and was able to be 'real' in the part. There is no heavy message here, more of a time capsule piece.
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This is a really fascinating look at the gay culture or how it was perceived circa 1969. A lot of the flamboyant clothes, mannerisms, interior decorating and attitudes are a bit exaggerated for fun but like all satires they are based on some facts. It is hard to imagine that this movie was intended for a large commercial audience but it actually was. The Vietnam war by 1969 was as popular as the current US occupation of Iraq is today. But unlike todays quagmire young men were drafted and made to serve regardless if they wanted in or not. All the characters and the "types" they represent get to be the butt of many a joke but the army gets it the worst in the movie although not really until the end. If you know any gay men from this time you will be in on a lot of insider jokes but there are lots a great moments in this movie to make it a pleasure. My favorite scene involves peonies and marigolds.
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Very funny. Had seen the movie when it first came out years ago and wanted to see it again. Modern movies suck.
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***SPOILER ALERT***
Two young men pretend to be gay when they are asked to pay a visit to the local draft board. Danny (Kevin Coughlin) and his pal Elliot (Larry Casey) camp it up in front of Army recruiter Dixon (Jack Starrett). When the two return to their apartment to celebrate with their girlfriends, they are shadowed by the suspicious officer. Danny and Elliot move into an apartment complex that caters to homosexuals. Comedy ensues when the two must pretend to be gay and confusion reigns among family and friends. The two end up losing their girlfriends but have a secret admirer in the macho military man this ribald comedy.
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Supposedly deceiving the State, potential conscripts formed a gay couple. Also a price was a lose of their jobs, happy end will eventually following and a military official who dismantled their plot would be uncovered for own preferences.

Often sold as a satire on Hollywood and then and now local hypocrisy towards sex, this funny comedy picturing cocky muscular males hardly proved that a pair had not a chemistry in-between also one was close with girls perpetually.
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