I always want to support new independent cinema, especially so when it is in the gay genre, this though I found very difficult to like for many reasons. It is supposed to be a `dark comedy', but I only got that from the box. It is about med school drop out Jason (Danny Bedford) who is taking time off work as he keeps having blackouts. These seem to coincide with the murders around London of gay men. He asks his co-worker Richard (Sean Hart) to come over and mend his television, while he is there Jason admits to having a dead gay man in his bed, The two of them then decide to try to help the police by solving the crime themselves.
That is the basic plot and it sort of develops to the point where it becomes totally unbelievable, but not in a `Father Ted' way which is funny, but in a sort of insulting your intelligence way, which is really not so good. There are plot holes a plenty, the sound levels vary and acting that has both its feet firmly in the school of regional am dram. That may have been intentional, and certainly the ludicrously stupid copper was the closest to being funny that this got. Fenella Fielding does do a decent job with a less than decent script though which does pull it back on track.
It is also filmed mostly in Jason's flat and has a claustrophobic feel, they also switch from colour to black and white for no discernable reason at all, maybe they ran out of colour film, we will never know. Jason collects Steven Segal movies which makes him a bit of a tw@t and Richard declares that they are `cool', which sort of means they have way too much in common. They also fancy each other, but the only bedroom scenes are with the dead bloke, so nothing to frighten the horses here either.
I actually said at one point "is this a comedy?" and had to check the box to make sure it was. This has obviously been made on a shoe string and that is forgivable (I give you `Shank'Shank [DVD]   for example) it just is not funny, not really `sexy' and also seemed to go on for ages and yet it is only 71 minutes long. Sorry I can not recommend this at all, there are so many good gay comedies out there that this is just passable, but only as a rental and with mates around, and probably lots of alcohol, and another back up film - a good one that is.Read more ›