Eating Out: Drama Camp 2011
1h 31min | Comedy | 1 July 2011 (USA)
There’s no shortage of drama or camp in the fourth installment of Q. Allan Brocka’s hilarious Eating Out series. Zack and Casey’s relationship is in a slump, but things are about to change at Dick Dickey’s Drama Camp. Zack meets gorgeous Benji, and when they get cast as lovers in a sexed-up version of The Taming of the Shrew, their self-restraint is put to the test. Will Zack and Casey’s relationship last with Benji in the picture?
I think this film is a pretty good follow up to the last 3 Eating out series. This film is a typical gay cheesy guilty pleasure film but trust me these kind of films are also needed in addition to some serious thoughtful cinema. Sometimes asa viewer I don’t want to think too much and just want to be entrained. And this film very successfully did that. And not just entertainment, this film has a pretty good helping of eye candy as well which by now you have started to expect from the eating out films.
In this series, the gang heads out for a special thetarical camp headed by experienced Dick Dickey, a weird dude who hasn’t had sex for 7 years now. He has one rule hat there will be no sex on the camp for the duration of the camp which in turn only builds up the sexual tenion. Casey and Zack are going through a rough patch in their relationship. The situation worsens when Zack has instant attraction for another camper Benji. Benji initially comes out too strong towards Zack but he pretends to be straight the moment he figures out that Zack has a boyfriend. The duo are signed up for a Shakespeare modern twist on a story where they are supposed to pplay gay lovers. The film focuses on how both casey and Zack have to come to terms with the fact that there relationship is almost over and is time for them to move on. We also have Jason , the straight director who is starting to fall for Lilly, the transgendered girl. Of course, the film ends with everything fit and fine in place, new friendships, relationships made and a hot sexy camp finished.
As said above, the film is an over the top raunchy comedy which tickles your humour cells in the right places. There are so many places where I just burst out laughing. It will be very difficult to put them all here but trust me they were funny. Most actors in the film are supposed to look smoking hot which they do. As far as acting is concerned, they fit well in the realm of this movie but the real test would come if they did something more, outside this to explore their acting abilities. The surprise part of the film was Lilly’s character. I am glad that the filmmakers decided to keep this angle as well because not many people have dealt with this subject.
This film is a total guilty pleasure whose aim is just for fun with its many witty one liners.
Director: Q. Allan Brocka
Writers: Phillip J. Bartell, Q. Allan Brocka
Stars: Chris Salvatore, Daniel Skelton, Aaron Milo