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Daniel Robinson, Joey Dudding, Jeff Metzler, Liz McCartney, Brian Spitulnik ... see more see more... , Andre Ward , Steve Hayes , Jim Newman , Celina Carvajal , Brent Corrigan

Paul and Eddie have just begun previews for the new Off-Broadway musical "Adam and Steve Just the Way God Made 'Em." Their lives strangely mirror the characters they are playing. Paul is looking for t... read more read more...he perfect man and Eddie is dealing with how his sexuality and faith can mix. After yet another disastrous dating experience, Paul has an epiphany. He is done dating and just wants to be a slut like the sexy chorus boys that share his dressing room. Eddie has to tell his parents that he's gay and is starring in a show that calls the bible the "Breeder's Informational Book of Living Examples". Eddie comes out to his family and Paul goes on Manhunt. Eddie's parents are destroyed by the news and Paul can't even have a good one-night stand. But after musical numbers with scantly clad tap dancing angels, a retelling of Genesis, tele-evangelists, a camp that attempts to turn gay kids straight, and a bunch of showtunes, everyone realizes that life gets better once they accept who they really are. And they are just the way God made 'em.

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67% liked it

748 ratings

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100% liked it

7 critics

Unrated, 1 hr. 30 min.

Directed by: Casper Andreas, Fred M. Caruso

Release Date: September 11, 2009

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DVD Release Date: April 6, 2010

 

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  • May 21, 2013
    High production values for an indie gay film, but really -- not the excellent film the reviews might reflect. I found it emotionally esurient and shallow with acting on par with Missouri community theater. Weren't these guys featured players on "Off Pitch"?
  • December 18, 2010
    This is a great Gay 101 movie!! lol It gives a newbie and education while following other gays through typical gay scenarios. Campy and fun... I think even somewhat open-minded straight people would laugh a few times. But at the heart, I think most gay people can relate to at... read more least one character or a combination of several characters. Tongue-in-cheek fun!
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    August 27, 2011
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    Touching plot, interesting songs and acting, however, some scenes are just plain silly
  • January 2, 2012
    I guess I was in a rather sappy movie, but this was my second time watching the film and it had me laughing at the layers of gay cultural references and tearing up over the more poignant scenes in the film. I really enjoyed Daniel Robinson (Paul/Adam) and Joey Dudding (Eddie/Stev... read moree), but the entire ensemble was really stellar. I wish they had done more to work through the subplot of the HIV+ character. And, though, the play clearly drew a line in the sand that was (a) there's a Christian God and He loves you, and (b) God loves homosexuality, (both I disagree with on varying levels of philosophical and logical premises) I came away feeling great that it wasn't just another gay film without a proper, progressive message and there was great casting, directing, production, and acting throughout. I'll definitely watch this again.
  • November 23, 2011
    Dull and predictable story with cardboard cutout characters and offensive, negative stereotypes. Hard to believe I like other films from Casper so much. This one seems like the work of an entirely different person. Rated half a star for Corrigan's beauty.
  • July 13, 2011
    OMG, hot guys! Somewhat lame production, but still a totally cute movie. Oh, and not to mention funny.

Critic Reviews


Albert Williams
February 2, 2010
Albert Williams, Chicago Reader

The film is by turns clever and cloying. Full Review

Dennis Schwartz
May 5, 2011
Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Clever anti-evangelical musical comedy. Full Review

Rich Cline
April 4, 2010
Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall

A clever script and solid acting raises this colourful gay romantic comedy above most films in the genre Full Review

Sarah Boslaugh
April 2, 2010
Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl

There's a certain boilerplate quality to The Big Gay Musical but it's also a lot of fun... Full Review

S. James Wegg
March 29, 2010
S. James Wegg, JWR

Happily, writer/lyricist Fred M. Caruso's "divine inspiration" found a largely-talented cast, crew and composer and crafted a show-within-a-show songfest that tackles nearly every pink-triangle issue ... Full Review

Fr. Chris Carpenter
January 21, 2010
Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest

Thoroughly silly, occasionally overbearing but ultimately entertaining Full Review

Avi Offer
September 13, 2009
Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

Thoroughly engaging, funny, smart and heartfelt without any dull or contrived moments. Full Review

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