The Big Gay Musical (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Big Gay Musical (2009)




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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 the 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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Daniel Robinson
as Paul/Adam
Liz McCartney
as Patty-Maye
Joey Dudding
as Eddie/Steve
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Critic Reviews for The Big Gay Musical

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

The film is by turns clever and cloying.

February 2, 2010 | Full Review…

Clever anti-evangelical musical comedy.

May 5, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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

April 4, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

April 2, 2010 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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 known to queerdom.

March 29, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Thoroughly silly, occasionally overbearing but ultimately entertaining

January 21, 2010 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Big Gay Musical


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"?

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

Touching plot, interesting songs and acting, however, some scenes are just plain silly

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer


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 least one character or a combination of several characters. Tongue-in-cheek fun!

Thomas Johnston
Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

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