A small town boy gets kicked off his soccer team when the town finds out he’s gay. The line "homos can’t play soccer" is an actual thing. Determined to prove them wrong, small town boy heads to the big city to gather together a team of gay players to beat his ex-team into the ground.
It’s a typical underdog story with QUEER DUDES. While Ecki’s coming out is obviously the catalyst for the adventure, the movie escapes most of the normally associated Gayngst by focusing on him gathering together his team and them all learning to work together. Also polyamorous leather daddies.
I shit you not, they were my favourite part.
There are two black dudes on the team that have three combined seconds of screen time and fewer lines. As an added bonus, any time the ball is passed to them on the field, african drums start playing.
Lives happily ever after. Ecki gains the acceptance of the town, the confidence to be his big queer self, and a cute boyfriend. Angst is banished from the world. A rainbow bathes the countryside in gay. The polyamorous leather daddies ride off into the sunset on Harley-Davidsons that run exclusively on the power of love.
Okay I may have made that last part up.
HAY GUYS HAY! Remember how I was watching a bunch of queer movies and then rating them based on fluff content? Well I’ve started doing that over at Cherry Elephant – tumblr for my newest life-suck project that’s being launched in Jan.
You should check it out.
NO JOKE i was reading this aloud to the boyfriend and his response was: “wait, this is real? this is a movie? why aren’t we watching it?”
COUPLE’S NIGHT IN FEAT. GUYS & BALLS