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Gayby 2012

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3.8 out of 5 stars (92) IMDb 6.1/10

"Gayby" is an irreverent comedy about friendship, growing older, sex, loneliness, and the family you chose.

Starring:
Jenn Harris, Anna Margaret Hollyman
Runtime:
1 hour, 28 minutes

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Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Jonathan Lisecki
Starring Jenn Harris, Anna Margaret Hollyman
Supporting actors Matthew Wilkas, Christian Coulson, Adam Driver, Zach Shaffer, Jack Ferver, Joanne Tucker, Jonathan Lisecki, Emily Wachtel, Mike Doyle, Satchel Shure, Jeff Hiller, Alycia Delmore, Louis Cancelmi, Tommy Heleringer, Charlie Barnett, Dulé Hill, Sarita Choudhury, Samantha Buck
Studio FilmBuff
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Matt (Matthew Wilson) is a young gay man who works in a comic store. He's fresh out of a six year failed relationship, and having problems finding someone new. He commiserates with his longtime best friend, yoga instructor Jenn (Jenn Harris), who is also lonely, and suggests that they have a baby together. Matt is open to the idea, but a bit stunned when Jenn vetoes the "turkey baster" method, and insists they conceive the "old fashioned way." Uh, huh.

Their initial attempts make for some rather amusing almost-slapstick laughs. But neither anticipated it would take months of such attempts, which made it a bit difficult to date others on the side, while "saving themselves" for each other. When they compromise and decide to try do-it-yourself artificial insemination, Matt's campy friend Nelson (actually, the film's writer/director, Jonathan Lisecki, in a scene-stealing role), offers his assistance, since he went through the same process with a lesbian friend. At the same time, both Matt and Jenn find too-hot-to-wait lovers, leading to some guilt feelings and possible regrets.

This is a very funny, somewhat over-the-top comedy, with excellent acting and direction. Appropriate for mixed gay/straight audiences, and definitely a positive outlook on the concept of gay parenting as well as supportive straight allies. Won several awards at gay and regional film fests,and nominee for a 2013 Independent Spirit Award. Not rated, but would be a light R for sexual content, although there is no nudity. DVD extras include a short subject on which the full-length film is based, as well as several deleted scenes (Don't miss checking out the one with Jenn and "Logan.") Five stars out of five!
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By Johhny8ch on January 1, 2013
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this was a funny movie. probably not a good choice for full on phobes but for those familiar with
gay culture at all it had some hilarious scenes. like the dude who didnt shave due to depression and
decided to become a femme bear in order to enliven his spirits.
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I'm one of those gay men who doesn't like children, doesn't understand why anyone would want children, and always considered myself fortunate that my long-term partner feels the same. Therefore, I was prepared to hate this movie. What a pleasant surprise it was that this Indie was actually light and entertaining, and not so much focused on the desire to reproduce, but rather centered upon the characters' need for something meaningful and lasting beyond themselves. Personally, I get that need met by our dog, but that's just me. I particularly liked that the reproducers realized they weren't particularly great parents, and needed each other, as well as each other's spouses, just to get parenting ALMOST right. By film's end, I was completely convinced that these four people would each contribute something fabulous to the child's upbringing, and that the kid would be remarkably well adjusted because of the influence of all four parents. As for one reviewer's reference to a similarity to TV's Will and Grace, I concluded that we simply didn't watch the same movie. As gay Indies go, this one is one of the best.
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This movie had great acting, especially the woman in the lead role. Some aspects of it, like the forced intimacy, were silly. And some story lines could've been developed more, like the ex-boyfriend and the gay dad love interest. But all in all, the movie left me with a smile at the end. Definitely worth watching, even more than once.
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Gayby pulls no punches! It is right in your face from the very beginning. In fact, I was so very pleasantly surprised that I did *not* have to sit through the usual boring, get to know the characters beginning, that I actually sat up and paid attention. Basically, the trailer *is* the beginning. They get right to the main course, you know exactly everything that is going on and you laugh your head off. This is how a comedy should be made. No waiting for the humor here!

True, there are some places where you are hit with the seriousness of it all and the impact of what they are doing has on all those involved as well as the possible consequences of not, up front, agreeing to a few hard and fast rules and realizing that having a baby should not be a selfish decision. But overall, this is a very good script, well acted and well directed.

I was not at all "put off" by the 1 over-the-top stereotypical part because in real life, there will always be people who think that they need to "be" gay instead of just being themselves; playing the stereotypical role is easier than becoming fully in touch with who they are as a person. There will always be people who do not feel they "fit in," there will always be a gay sub-culture that appeals to them and, there will always be people within those sub-cultures who feel the need to be "special" by acting "over-the-top." In other words, for many people the word "gay" first and foremost means "in your face" instead of simply identifying the gender with whom they sleep. Unfortunately, there are stereotypes on either side of the spectrum comprised of people who *want* to be like those that fit what they see instead of just being themselves. "Gay" does not identify me. *I* identify me. Problem with just being yourself is that your average, everyday person makes for a very boring movie.

My RANT aside, this is a very good movie. I highly recommend it.
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