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Beverly Kills (2005)

Unrated | | Comedy | 2005 (USA)
Whacked-out, muscle-bound, cross-dressing actor Beverly Jackson has been rejected for a role in Pride Playhouse's nude theatrical production of "Balls Out." Furious, Beverly decides to form a diabolical cult of revenge.

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Stephan D. Gill ...
Naked Man at Auditions (as Steve Gill)
Marlon Pfeiffer ...
The "Closeted" Director
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The 'Out' Director (as Burton Rhodes)
Gary Kelley ...
Beverly Jackson
Keith Bearden ...
'Balls Out' Ben
Nathan Towry ...
Barry (as Patrick Allen)
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Shane
John Marlo ...
Rocco, The Masseur (as John Mario)
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Hector (as Jill Pappas)
Brian Brooks ...
Brian
Ross Graves ...
Blake
Peter Valvel ...
Brock
Michel LeJeune ...
Bo
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Ray
Ian Mantha ...
Jimmy, The Sketchy Hustler
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Whacked-out, muscle-bound, cross-dressing actor Beverly Jackson has been rejected for a role in Pride Playhouse's nude theatrical production of "Balls Out." Furious, Beverly decides to form a diabolical cult of revenge.

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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, the disclaimer is: "The people, places and events were fake. Everything was a coincidence." See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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I'm Gonna Fuck My Way to the Top
Music and Lyrius by Damion Dietz
Performed by Stephanie Kirchen (as Stephanie Orff)
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Original, Hilarious Satire
25 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

Beverly Kills is a highly entertaining satire of Hollywood lunatics, fanatical doomsday religious cults, and oversexed gay community theater. This film belongs on anyone's list of top gay independent films. Writer/Director Damion Dietz wrote a brilliant script, which is both humorous and touching. Dietz is a skilled director who knows how to breathe life into his own material. He has a great talent for casting skilled actors who fit the roles. What makes this black comedy unique is that the actors play their parts seriously, allowing the audience to laugh at them. This is critical for a successful black comedy. Gary Kelley as the cross-dressing terrorist Beverly Jackson is a standout. His threats following rejection at a gay theater audition are both chilling and humorous. Another great performance is delivered by Rick Sparks as Shane, a gay man who is down on his luck. The audience will truly sympathize with his plight. All of the other acting in this movie is top notch. This is very refreshing, as most actors in other gay indie films appear to be recent graduates of the Porn Star Acting Academy. In addition to great acting, this film delivers amusing satire. A true highlight targets on-the-cheap gay community theater. Anyone who has sat through a number of these productions is well aware that the key to getting butts in the seats is to show butts on the stage. Full-frontal nudity guarantees full houses. A perfect example of this satirical point is demonstrated in the "Balls Out" song in the play-within-the-film. This number is witty and skillfully performed. It would be impossible to improve on the music, lyrics, and choreography. One wonders how many takes were involved to get the actors to rip off their Dolphin shorts to show the full Monty at the right moment. This is a musical number that should be watched over and over again. Apart from the film, the DVD contains some nice features. For example, the director's commentary track is very entertaining. Dietz follows all of the rules of a good commentary track: (a) keep talking, (b) discuss what's on the screen, (c) share on-the-set mishaps, (d) dish lots of dirt, and (e) don't bore viewers with too many technical details. Dietz will hold your attention for the entire commentary. Most directors fail miserably at this. For additional amusement, show this film to your friends with the subtitles turned on. You and your friends can take turns shouting out all of the obvious subtitle goofs. There are many! For more great surprises, freeze-frame the Cult's CD Multi-media presentation. A few single frames contain some startling images.


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