Movies That Made Us Gay

Scott and Pete

  • 1 hour 50 minutes
    245. The House Bunny with special guest Justin Allison

    "Instead of the Mahi-Mahi, can I get just one Mahi, because I'm not that hungry?" We watched "The House Bunny", from 2008, with our friend Justin Allison and we want to pledge Zeta! The early aughts were a time the Playboy brand was definitely having a moment and Anna Faris and the filmmakers really capitalized on the wave Hef and the bunnies were riding. Mall stores were marketing the bunny to children, "The Girls Next Door" were riding high on E! and "The House Bunny" had us cackling. We may take a few detours to remember Holly, Bridget and Kendra, but we promise it's all to serve our conversation of this movie. Anna Faris herself channeled Bridget's look (and some mannerisms) in her portrayel of Shelley, the down on her luck Playmate in search of meaning in her life. Anna sets the comedic bar very high in this one and everyone in this cast is really pulling off the comedy. Early outings from double oscar winner Emma Stone and Kat Dennings really show off their comedic talents and all the Zetas are so much fun to watch. The gang at Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions really pull off a "girl's comedy" without punching down - which is refreshing coming from such a bro-centric group. You can tell they were really just about finding the funny and for us - they found it. "The House Bunny" is utterly quoteable to this day and Anna Faris deserves all of her flowers for this killer performance. 

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    19 July 2024, 4:00 am
  • 1 hour 43 minutes
    244. The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy directed by Greg Berlanti

    "I can't decide if my freinds are the best or worst thing that ever happened to me". We watched "The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy" written and directed by Greg Berlanti and we've got some gay stereotypes to squash! Whelp it's taken us this long to finally get to this one.  When did we get to the point where a movie from the year 2000 is considered a period piece? Aside from feeling personally attacked by that little tidbit, the fierce fashions in this movie were absolutely sending us. Let's just say those polyester shirts looked very... flame retardant. Millers Outpost shopping spree aside, this film means a lot to gay men of a certain age. Representation matters and seeing a (somewhat) realistic protrayal of gay men in their twenties, riddled with anxiety, self doubt and all the other little things that make us just... regular people, was such a breath of fresh air. Listen, maybe everyone in this movie is a heart-throb (ahem - Timothy Olyphant?!) but at least there was no clichéd coming out story, sassy GBF or "Noble Gay" dealing with the horrors of HIV. We got as close to a gay version of "Friends" as we could for 2000. Maybe some of the dialogue is a little heavy handed but writer/director Greg Berlanti was 28 when he made this movie! At that age I couldn't even balance a checkbook! We as gay people, we get to choose our gay movies we turn into a personality trait.

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    12 July 2024, 3:18 am
  • 1 hour 50 minutes
    243. Charlie's Angels with special guests Anne & Ashley from "How Do You Drew" Podcast

    "Once upon a time there were three very different little girls who grew up to be three very different women with three things in common: they're brilliant, they're beautiful, and they work for me." We watched "Charlie's Angels (2000) with our friends Anne and Ashley from "How Do You Drew" podcast and we still can't decide who is the head Angel. Our shared love of our girl Drew Barrymore brought our two podcasts together and now the keepers of the Drewseum are here to discuss one of our favorite Drew projects. Listen - we know we covered the 2003 sequel Charlie's Angels Full Throttle WAAAY back in Episode 30 (if you can believe it). So it took us 213 episodes to get to this gem - we're finally here and there are no better guests to breakdown this event of a Summer Movie. We talk about where we were when we first saw the movie as well as the huge lead up to it - the marketing, the magazine interviews, the TRL appearances! Sure, McG isn't exactly Christopher Nolan but we'll be damned if this movie isn't extremely fun and utterly watchable. We defy you not to have fun while watching the reference and easter egg packed film. And what a 2000's time capsule! Take us back to the Nokia 8210!!

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    5 July 2024, 4:00 am
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
    242. Evil Under the Sun with special guest Hiko Mitsuzuka

    “Are you all comfortable? Even the murderer?” We watched “Evil Under the Sun” (1982) with our friend and murder mystery expert Hiko Mitsuzuka, and you can find us all turban shopping for the foreseeable future. Now we know there are a ton of Hercule Poirot mysteries to choose from - from Albert Finney to Kenneth Branagh - all of them filled with the most glamorous leading ladies in Hollywood history. But there is something about this version, starring Peter Ustinov that is giving us high camp, high glamour, and we’re loving every minute of it. Dames Maggie Smith and Diana Rigg are serving up their finest jewels, turbans and (maybe most importantly) their wittiest barbs as old frenemies with unfinished business. French ingénue Jane Birkin (of the famed Birkin Hermès bag) is not all she appears to be and Roddy McDowell is camping it up - as usual. Oh and if you’re not yet familiar with hunky Nicholas Clay in those butt hugging swim briefs - you’re welcome. We talk about how much Rian Johnson ripped off… we mean was inspired by this film when making “Glass Onion” and we muse over the various fits and fashions throughout this oh-so-very early ‘80s mystery. 

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    28 June 2024, 4:09 am
  • 1 hour 39 minutes
    241. Mrs. Doubtfire with special guest Joshua Clement

    “Oh... as I hold this cold meat, I'm reminded of Winston. God rest his soul.” We watched “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993) with MTMUG All Star Joshua Clement and we don’t do laundry, we don’t do windows and we DON’T do diapers. Listen, it’s been 30 years since this family comedy was released and our ideas about gender identity and expression have come a long way. That being said, we firmly believe Robin Williams did not have a malicious bone in his body or thought in his heart when he committed Euphegenia Doubtfire to film. The queer sensibilities are rife throughout Daniel Hillard’s (Williams) journey to become the matronly Mrs. Doubtfire in order to spend more time with his kids. From his gay brother Frank, played by icon Harvey Fierstein, to Robin’s manic (and still hilarious) performance channeling Mrs. Doubtfire. As time goes by, we are finding ourselves understanding Miranda (Sally Field) a bit more - that pony was INSIDE the house! Don’t get us started on Pierce Brosnan serving up body in the pool scene - we’ll be rewinding that one, thank you very much.  We also love (and grew up with) the Hillard children played by Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence and little bitty Mara Wilson.  This cast is perfect, the jokes still hold up and Robin, as always, serves up a master class in comedy. 

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    21 June 2024, 4:50 am
  • 1 hour 54 minutes
    240. Joy Ride with special guest Michael Morgan

    “Candy Cane? Hey anybody know a Candy Cane?” We watched “Joy Ride” (2001) with the hilarious Michael Morgan and we’re still brushing up on our CB lingo.  This little gem of a movie from 2001 fits nicely into that category of unintentionally homoerotic films from the early aughts.  Obviously, Paul Walker (RIP) is serving your friendly neighborhood Abercrombie & Fitch employee that stood outside the store, possibly shirtless, definitely way too hot to ever speak to in person, but we would be remiss to leave out or guy Steve Zahn.  All three of us have in our notes how cute Steve Zahn is in this movie - even with his dad-chic tucked in shirts and light washed, relaxed fit denim. We buy them as estranged brothers on a road trip to pick up Lewis’s (Paul Walker) crush? Girlfriend? FWB? Whoever she is her name is “Venna” and she’s played by the stoic - and since retired -  Leelee Sobieski. Don’t ask us why, but if you were a fan of Leelee’s work around this time - you’re gay now. On this road trip across the American west, the boys play a prank on a trucker via their newly installed CB radio and all hell breaks loose. This movie has many rewind-able moments for little gay boys including Paul and Steve’s buns on full display and Paul giving us his best lady voice over the CB, impersonating the fictitious “Candy Cane”. The scary trucker hell-bent on revenge is named “Rusty Nail” and the voice is provided by none other than “Buffalo Bill” himself, Ted Levine.  It doesn’t get anymore queer coded than that. 

     

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    14 June 2024, 4:00 am
  • 1 hour 48 minutes
    239. Volver with special guest Sandra Espinoza

    “Don’t say that, Raimunda, or I’ll start crying. And ghosts don’t cry.” We watched “Volver” (2006) directed by iconic Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar and excuse us, we need to go call our mothers. Penélope Cruz plays Raimunda - a mother who does what needs to be done to protect her daughter in a time of dire need. When the ghost of Raimunda’s mother shows up with some unfinished business, Raimunda, her daughter Paula (Yohana Cobo) and her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) are all able to come to terms with some major family issues. Almodóvar directs these women in a way that only he can - showing this inter-generational story with all the weight and humor we really encounter in life. We talk about Almodóvar’s reunion with actress Carmen Maura (of previous MTMUG episode “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), the heartbreaking beauty of Spain and how the “dressed down” Penélope Cruz is more beautiful than any of us even on our best day. 

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    7 June 2024, 4:00 am
  • 1 hour 48 minutes
    238. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior with special guest Will Padilla from 1980s Now Podcast

    “You want to get out of here? You talk to me.” Buckle your seatbelt because we had Will Padilla from the "1980s Now" podcast over to watch the George Miller 80s action classic Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior just in time for "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" to hit theaters.  We talk about the wild aesthetics of Miller’s apocalyptic adventure that follows Mad Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) who helps a community of settlers to defend themselves against Lord Humungus’ Marauders and his biker gang who roams the wastelands of the Australian Outback. Name a couple more iconic to these movies than Wez (Vernon Wells) and the Golden Youth (Jerry O’Sullivan) on that motorcycle. We talk about the BDSM and leather influences that went onto be an entire vibe of the 1980s and we go into the evolution of Mad Max going from a scrappy independent 1979 film, to the post-apocalyptic Road Warriors car chases, to the monumental blockbuster Fury Road. We also take some time towards the end to break down what did and didn’t work for us about the new film Furiosa. 

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    31 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 1 hour 44 minutes
    237. Miss Congeniality with special guest Elizabeth Teets

    "I am in a dress, I have gel in my hair, I haven't slept all night, I'm starved, and I'm armed! Don't *mess* with me!" We had author and comedian Elizabeth Teets over to discuss the Sandra Bullock classic Miss Congeniality, and HEY I'M GLIDING HERE!  We love a movie in which an otherwise stunner like Sandy Bullock is slapped with some glasses, frizzed out hair and a penchant for tripping over things and suddently we are to believe she's some kind of crone no straight man would give a second look to. We are suspending our disbelief for the sake of comedy and beleive me - Sandy is selling it! FBI Special Agent Gracie Hart doesn't wear makeup, can't walk in heels and in lesser hands this trope might not have worked, but there are some comedic chops throughout this cast. Heavy hitters like Michael Caine, Candice Bergen and yes even William Shatner are doing some great work here. We're not forgetting Benjamin Bratt and his chiseled face - did he go on to play nearly the same character in "Catwoman"? Maybe, but it's all good, he's charming and has some great chemistry with Sandy. Maybe you didn't start this episode thinking you'd get a deep dive into Candy Bergen's backstory (Yes she's the heiress to a ventriloquist fortune!) but hey it's here and now you have some Hollywood trivia you didn't know you needed. Don't worry, we address Ernie Hudson and how he hasn't aged a single day from this movie... he's been added to the list of celebs who took the potion. Oh and we have seen the sequel "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous" but the original will always be the superior entry. Also, isn't it time that One In a Million gets its Murder on the Dancefloor renaissance? 

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    24 May 2024, 5:01 am
  • 1 hour 50 minutes
    236. Sliver with special guest Adam Yeend

    "You like to watch, watch this!" We watched "Sliver" from 1993 with our friend Adam Yeend and we're gonna start closing out blinds at night! Sharon Stone followed the breakout success of "Basic Instinct" (1992) with another Erotic Thriller - this time playing a much more grounded character. Listen, we love Catharine Tramell, but Stoney decided to switch things up and leave the murdering to the boys this time. William (Billy) Baldwin is giving us his best Alec impression right down to flashing those Baldwin Buns. And would it be a '90s Erotic Thriller without a soundtrack straight out of the Pure Moods catalog? Enigma even wrote "Carly's Song" specifically for this film but we would be remiss if we didn't mention the UB40 rendition of "(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You" that was everywhere for the rest of the '90s. We also unpack the WILD alternate ending inside of a volcano (not making this up) as well as the shifting of certain plot points to allow the new ending to make sense.  Did Hollywood try to recreate the lightning in a bottle of "Basic Instinct" with "Sliver"? Maybe. We still think "Sliver" is a lot of fun and definitely worth the revisit. 

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    17 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 1 hour 33 minutes
    235. Easy A Directed by Will Gluck

    "People thought I was a dirty skank? Fine. I'd be the dirtiest skank they've ever seen" We watched the 2010 teen film Easy A with our friend Evelyn. We truly used to be a proper country. When we used to get teen comedies like this in movie theaters, not just dropped on streaming platforms. Directed by Will Gluck and written by Bert V. Royal, Easy A helped catapult Emma Stone into massive stardom. Fourteen years  and two best actress Oscars later Miss Stone might be the most beloved, and talented of her generation. And they say the modern movie star is dead! When Olive Penderghast lies to her best friend about losing her virginity to a college boy, the rumour mill catches on like wildfire, branding Olive as the school harlot. We discuss dated elements of the film that feel painfully 2010, Emma Stone's star is born performance, and the last screen credit for Amanda Bynes. And don't worry, we discuss Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci's unhinged performances as Olive's "cool" parents. Truly only Tom Cruise can judge us for our incedencies! 

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    10 May 2024, 2:22 am
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