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Butch Camp is a defense class for put-upon gays, run by outrageous, foul-mouthed, wise-cracking 'Sam' Rotweiller. Judy Tenuta is both butch and camp as Sam. Arch-wimp Matt (played by cute Paul Denniston like Woody Allen on speed) is underpaid, overworked, afraid of love and, fed up, he enrolls in the course. For his first assignment, he must go to a sports bar armed with butch vocabulary cards and infiltrate 'the enemy'. He encounters manipulative Janet Cockswell (yes, that's right), her gorgeous boyfriend Rod (!), and his friend Woody (!!). Rod is played by wonderful Jason Teresi, the sweetest hunk ever, without whose warmth, beauty, rye humor, and delightfully mischievous personality as a foil to Matt's nervous negativity, the film would not have worked. Matt is surprised to find someone 'straight' who is so sensitive, literate, and musical, with whom he has so much in common. Dismayed, disarmed, and despite his self-imposed aloofness, Matt starts to fall in love as Rod takes him under his wing. Janet and Rod are both attracted to Matt's bashful eccentricity.
Rod quietly and steadfastly pursues the hapless, defensive Matt.Read more ›
If you remember for it's time period - it was great! Very sweet love story twist.
Judy Tenuta, who played the Butch Camp leader (and the Butch Camp was only one story line in this crazy quilt of insanity), was initially funny, but ultimately, she was a one-note joke and she never got beyond screaming and yelling. I never got a sense of character. Paul Denniston, who is frequently compared to Michael J. Fox in reviews, was, on the other hand, consistently funny and although he wasn't given a deep character to portray, his comic timing, his commitment to what the character was and his great personal appeal made me an instant fan.
Again, some gut-busting lines and I might watch it again if I were in the mood to laugh, but unfortunately the disparate story lines, which the screenwriter tried (unsuccessfully) to weave together, were so distracting and unsatisfactory that the movie just doesn't cut it. But, for a one-watch, casual entertainment, it works... but probably only if you're gay and/or are familiar with enough 90s trivia to recognize the too frequent attempts to be "contemporary."
Me - I lasted about 9 1/2 minutes before scrambling for the remote to shut this mistake down.
I enjoyed it.
Unfortunately, what I hate about the DVD is that the manufacturer converted the standard definition version of the film to a pseudo-widescreen format by cropping the top and bottom of each frame effectively losing a third of the picture. I don't mind when manufacturers offer that as an option alongside the original version of the film, but it's extremely annoying when they offer that as the only viewing option. Consequently, I prefer to watch the VHS version of the film over the DVD version.
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