The Gay Deceivers
|The Gay Deceivers (1969)
is a hopelessly dated comedy. The IMDB plot summary is one of the best
I have seen, "Danny and Elliot avoid military service by
pretending to be gay, but they have to act the part when the
recruiting officer doesn't buy it." In an attempt to convince the
Army, they move in together in a gay neighborhood, and have to
keep their women at arms length.
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|Jo Ann Harris, as Danny's
sister, shows breasts in trying to seduce Elliot, and find out for
herself if he is gay or straight. While the film could have been
better, her breasts were just fine.
||The film wouldn't mean much to those
of you who didn't face the near certainty of being drafted and sent to
Vietnam. Further, the film is full of broad caricatures of 60's
stereotypes of gay people, which are supposed to be the main source of
humor. I am not sure I would have found it amusing then, but I
certainly didn't now. The film had some nostalgic value for me because
of the costumes, hair and language, but was largely a disappointment.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C-.
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