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The over the top nature of it make it a very obvious parody of the "pray the gay away" gay conversion therapy culture. A risky move for the film makers, but the way that it's done makes the comedy work really well. The comedy works really well because you're laughing at how ludicrous the system is.
It's also a lovely romance film which is such a rare novelty in a world where any lesbian films are aimed primarily at the straight males voyeuristic gaze! This doesn't do that.
It instead legitimises the two main characters love for each other without any connotations of a straight mans fantasy, as well as the relationships between the other male and female characters.
The way that it's done also makes a fine job of showing that you can't "pray the gay away"'and that you can't change who you are- and that you bloody well shouldn't have to because there's nothing wrong with being gay or bi!
Natasha Lyonne is superb! In other roles, she's been very streetwise with an externally strong sense of self. In this, however, she's very naive and very easily influenced by others. So it shows how versatile her acting skills are.
Well done to everyone involved in the making of this film! It's one of my all time favourites!
firstly it's nice to see low budget independent films like these get a Bluray release especially in the UK but although the film looks good in this transfer with sharp bright colours, the audio mix lets the side down, now it would have been nice to get a 5.1 upgrade but for me the Dolby Digital 2.0 mix level is set way too low, I had to turn up the volume on my home cinema amp quite a lot to even hear some of the dialog and then quickly reach for the remote to turn it down again as the music under the title menu is so much louder.
overall 5 stars for the film but only 2 for the disappointing audio.
I was introduced to this film in my teens, to say it is about conversion therapy to eliminate homosexual feelings, it did just the opposite and shortly afterwards I came out as gay! 20 years later I thought I’d buy it as my new girlfriend hadn’t yet seen it, now we’re both gayer than a row of pink tents at an Elton John concert 🤷♀️🤦🏽♀️ Please someone tell me is this the aim of this film or 🤷♀️😜
Natasha Lyonne plays a cheerleader who isn't really into boys & doesn’t even like kissing her boyfriend. Her parents and friends get suspicious and she's sent off to a place where 'straight is great', a place that aims to de-gay people. The problem is that Clea Duvall is also there and the two fall in love. At True Directions, the boys wear blue, the girls wear pink and the pupils must pass a series of tests in order to graduate hence proving they’ve left their gay life behind. I absolutely love this film, it’s so funny and the love story is very sweet and genuine. Other great things about it include RuPaul, some rather fantastic characters and the soundtrack.
This is absolutely hilarious! Not really a family movie i might add but truly amusing to watch with friends or alone. So it follows the story of 'megan' who i sent to 'true directions' to turn her straight. Its full of amusing scenes, random music, over the top characters. It could probably do with a re-make now but its still perfectly watchable. You can tell its old though, the clothes are very..retro. One disk, normal size box, no booklet though. Also no features, in fact no title screen!! Excellent when your wrapped up ready to watch and cant find the remote to press play but not so perfect when you want to start watching from a certain scene. Also no special features, but hey nice and cheap and the movies good.
I loooooooooove this film! Natasha Lyonne our lesbian icon and Clea Duvall another personal hero of mine play their roles well in this brilliant rom-com. I mean as cliche as it is about gay movies mostly always having a plot line where being gay is a problem (common for pre 2012 movies), for once I didn't slap my forehead and go 'oh no not again'. RuPaul minus fabulous wigs and dresses is in this too! It's a no-brainer! Love wins! This is definitely a favourite in my collection. :)
Came across this almost by accident and even though its a bit "American humour", im really glad I saw it. Bout time for a re-run I think. Interesting to see RuPaul as a bloke and very Waters Divine era. It just made me smile all the way through. Must watch for everyone with a 14year old daughter, or even son. Not enough films as dumb as this that are as good as this. Not High Art but 5Stars non the less
Unfortunately it's not widescreen like it says on the back of the DVD and there are no special features either. What you're getting here is a full screen version of the film with no special features but since the picture quality is So amazing I'm still giving it 4 stars. Definitely happy with my purchase😊