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Eating Out (2004)

After getting dumped by his slutty girlfriend, Caleb falls in love with Gwen. However, thanks to Caleb's roommate, Gwen thinks he's gay and sets him up with her roommate, Marc.

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Q. Allan Brocka

Writer:

Q. Allan Brocka
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebekah Kochan ... Tiffani von der Sloot
Scott Lunsford Scott Lunsford ... Caleb Peterson
Jim Verraros ... Kyle
Natalie Burge Natalie Burge ... Milkshake Marcy
Adrienne Pearson ... Jenny the Beaver "Firecrotch"
Jillian Nusbaum Jillian Nusbaum ... Jamie Peterson
Ryan Carnes ... Marc Everhard
Kris Black ... Sebastian - British Guy (as Christopher Michaels)
Emily Brooke Hands ... Gwen Andersen (as Emily Stiles)
Billy Shepard Billy Shepard ... Joey (as William Shepard)
Maurice Grossman Maurice Grossman ... Carnival Vendor
John Janezic ... Richard
Ditte Lokon Ditte Lokon ... Miko
Dani Millan Dani Millan ... Ronnie
Stafford Williamson Stafford Williamson ... Winston (as Stafford 'Doc' Williamson)
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Storyline

When Caleb's gay roommate Kyle reveals that quite a lot of straight woman bed with gay men (ostensibly to convert them), nice guy Caleb considers going gay to improve his unsatisfactory heterosexual sex life. He shortly thereafter falls for Gwen, whom he meets at a party, but she's got her own sexual frustrations going. She's only attracted to gay men while instantly dismissive of any straight guy approaching her, such as Caleb. Kyle quickly moves on the Caleb-is-gay campaign to benefit them, but his motives aren't entirely altruistic. He longs for Marc, a desirable hottie who's Gwen's gay roommate. Unfortunately for Kyle, Marc only has eyes for Caleb. Kyle's plan: Get Caleb to date Marc so it'll bring Caleb closer to Gwen while putting himself (Kyle) in proximity with Marc (their true targets). But as Gwen starts putting the moves on her roommate's new boyfriend, and as Kyle becomes increasingly jealous of Caleb's time spent with Marc, and as Marc persists in laying the foundations ... Written by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The fastest way to a girl's heart is through her gay best friend. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Citas invertidas See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,510, 20 March 2005

Gross USA:

$155,212

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,212
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While this film was shot before the debut of Desperate Housewives (2004), but the time the film was released in Germany, Desperate Housewives already had it's US and German debut, and the poster for the film promoted itself as a starring vehicle for Desperate Housewives actor Ryan Carnes. See more »

Quotes

Gwen Anderson: [to Caleb's parents] You know, you guys seem really nice.
Marc: Oh, my God. Gwen, don't.
Gwen Anderson: Caleb, honey, I'm gonna do you a really big favor.
Kyle: Oh, shit.
Gwen Anderson: You'll hate me now but you'll love me later.
Marc: Gwen, please.
Kyle: Shit.
Gwen Anderson: Mr. and Mrs. Peterson, your son is gay.
Jamie Peterson: [punching Caleb's arm] Fag, you're it!
Tiffani: I turned him gay, but I can turn him back.
[...]
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Alternate Versions

There are two versions of the sex scene on home video. One version is the theatrical version, complete with full frontal nudity. The other is edited so that you don't see Caleb's and Marc's penises. See more »

Connections

Followed by Eating Out: Drama Camp (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Welcome to Hollywood
Performed by Jim Verraros
Written by Jim Verraros and Gabriel Lopez
Published by Red Queen Music
Coiurtesy of Red Queen Music
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Posing
28 July 2005 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

This little film plays more like a French farce than a Hollywood film and if watched with that in mind it is sure to entertain. So many writers have mined this vein of boy playing girl playing boy in the web of catching the designated lover that it must be one of the more durable lines for comedy success through the years. Adding the contemporary slant of gay proposing straight posing as gay so that straight can get girl and gay can get lover works...but you have to stay with this one to catch all the double entendres that make it fun.

Classical music student Marc (a new 'Brad Pitt' like Ryan Carnes!) is a popular gay hunk who lives with Gwen (Emily Brooke Hands) who thinks she is the one responsible for making straight boys turn gay (!), so convinced is she that all the good men are gaily unavailable to her. Caleb (Scott Lunsford) is a straight guy who lives with jazz music student gay Kyle (Jim Verraros) in a purely roommate situation. Caleb, after an hilarious opening physical setup encounter with Tiffani (Rebekah Kochan), is convinced that gay men have an easier time of getting partnered than straight men. At a party Caleb meets Gwen who thinks Caleb is with Kyle, Caleb wants Gwen, and Kyle wants the apparently aloof Marc. Kyle convinces Caleb that if Caleb poses as gay he will gain entry into the Gwen/Marc abode and have access to Gwen while Kyle will have access to Marc. A spur of the moment telephone sex call (Gwen is attempting to turn on Caleb in front of Marc) results in Caleb and Marc 'hitting it off' much to the confusion of everyone. Add a dinner party for the four people involved which Caleb's ever-so-accepting family also attends and the whole situation explodes. How this whole schema plays out is the punch line of the film and all's well that end's well! The cast is young and inexperienced and in need of a heavier directorial hand, but they are unanimously lovable and the men are certainly eye candy. As written and directed by Q. Allan Brocka EATNG OUT sails along breezily and provides enough fun for all audiences. Grady Harp


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