Presented by / 10/11/2014 / No comments / , , , ,

INDIE CORNER: A SHOCKED GLIMPSE INTO T.S. SLAUGHTER'S 'THE GAYS'

Click For THE GAYS
It’s a blanket term, “The Gays,” referring to an entire unseen lifestyle, usually spoken by an uptight straight person who thinks they’re far away from such people… Used in a sentence, “What are ‘The Gays’ protesting now?” or something of that nature…

But now, thanks (or no thanks, depending on the viewer) to writer/director T.S. Slaughter... obviously influenced by and even referencing indie auteur John Waters... THE GAYS can be lifted of its quotes: They are a now an actual suburban family residing in Pasadena, California. 

Two homosexual parents have proudly raised their sons… Alex, our story-weaving barfly, in particular… to be gay from the very beginning – in this case, of the movie itself: The first three minutes provide bizarre imagery purposely crossing the jagged line, with a child’s-eye view of a mobile with… not the typical objects “hung” from strings... This the unique perspective of infant Alex, lying in a crib and facing his not so typical mother, Bob: the film’s very own Divine, providing some of the best one-liners throughout... None that can or will or should be divulged here.

Like in any super low budget indie venture, the acting is not always terrific… mother and Alex, thankfully the main players, are the most comfortable in front of the camera. Meanwhile, certain porno-bordering moments try too hard for shock value, deviating from a plot needing a bit more... nurturing. Yet throughout the often chaotic madness – more thematic than linear – there’s something of a wickedly deranged heart beating here.

Intentionally pushing (and licking and sealing) the envelope, THE GAYS is a fast-paced parody of the 1950’s FATHER KNOWS BEST style “nuclear family” in hard reverse: providing a twist on every piece of parental advice in a genuinely risqué vehicle that might not be up everyone’s alley, but if you dare to “go there,” hold on to your hat – it’s quite a ride.
Share This Post :
Tags : , , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
From Film Noir to Exploitation: Grinding Facts, Theories & Pop Culture into Every Writeup

FEATURED SPOTLIGHT ON

FEATURED SPOTLIGHT ON
Warner Archive, Creature-Features & More

CINEMA BY JAMES M. TATE

CINEMA BY JAMES M. TATE
Active in Online Cinema Writing Since 2006

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

NEW AND RECENT REVIEWS

NEW AND RECENT REVIEWS
Cult and Current & Retro and Relevant

RANDOM BOOTLEGS & RARE

RANDOM BOOTLEGS & RARE
Bootleg Imports from Sue Lyon to Reb Brown

ETERNAL ART OF FILM NOIR

ETERNAL ART OF FILM NOIR
Classic Crime Gumshoe Gangster & Neo Noir

Blog Archive

CLICK FOR TV REVIEWS

CLICK FOR TV REVIEWS
Columbo to Cable to Television Movies

FLICKS FROM THE SEVENTIES

FLICKS FROM THE SEVENTIES
Disco Exploitation Car Chase Bikini Decade

RADICAL EIGHTIES CINEMA

RADICAL EIGHTIES CINEMA
This Website is Run by a Child of the Eighties

Popular This Month

WEBSITE INFORMATION

WEBSITE INFORMATION
RANDOM QUOTE:"You understand literature, movies, wine... But you don't understand my plight." Thomas Haden Church, Sideways

ODD ENDS & MOVIE LISTS

ODD ENDS & MOVIE LISTS
Connecting All Things Into Film Pop Culture

TALES FROM THE INSIDE

TALES FROM THE INSIDE
"I Certainly Admire People Who Do Things."

OUR OWN CORNERSTONE

OUR OWN CORNERSTONE
Dana Andrews is the Patron Saint 'Round Here

DANA ANDREWS ZONE

THE SHORTLIST

 photo Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 1.15.27 AM_zps1hlh418t.jpg
FAV FILMS
1)THE MAN
FROM
LARAMIE
2)JAWS
3)LAURA
4)CANYON
PASSAGE
5)ANATOMY
OF A
MURDER
6)THE BEST
YEARS OF
OUR LIVES
7)THE
FEARMAKERS
8)COMPULSION
9)LAWRENCE
OF ARABIA
10)JOURNEY
INTO FEAR

FAVORITE ACTORS
1)DANA ANDREWS
2)JAMES CAGNEY
3)GENE HACKMAN
4)MARLON BRANDO
5)ORSON WELLES
6)DUSTIN
HOFFMAN
CULT ACTORS
1)CHARLES
BRONSON
2)TOM
COURTENAY
3)VICTOR
MATURE
4)MALCOLM
MCDOWELL
5)LAWRENCE
TIERNEY
6)TIMOTHY
CAREY

CULT FLICKS
1)THE
CROWDED SKY
2)CURSE OF
THE DEMON
3)CORVETTE
SUMMER
4)HOT CARS
5)THE ONLY
GAME IN
TOWN
6)AIR
PATROL
7)THE
DRIVER
8)ASH
WEDNESDAY
9)KING
OF THE
MOUNTAIN
10)OTLEY

FAVORITE DIRECTORS
1)RICHARD FLEISCHER
2)JACQUES TOURNEUR
3)STANLEY KUBRICK
4)OTTO PREMINGER
5)ORSON WELLES
6)DAVID LEAN
7)ALFRED
HITCHCOCK
8)JOHN LANDIS
9)SAM PECKINPAH
10)JOHN GUILLERMAN

STAR WARS & STAR TREK

STAR WARS & STAR TREK
From Luke to Spock to Tribbles to Indiana Jones

All Time Popular

CLICK FOR CLASSICS

CLICK FOR CLASSICS
Vintage Movies & Shows to Drink to

REVIEWS FROM 2011-2013

REVIEWS FROM 2011-2013
Motion Pictures that were Recently New

Blogs of Interest

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE
By Clicking Kenny Dantley's Corvette