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Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 24 December 2010 (USA)
Every Friday night Shirley invites another "perfect" woman for Shabbat dinner in hopes that her son, Nelson, will marry a nice Jewish girl. Nelson, however, has something to tell them...he's gay.


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Menahem Golan (as Joseph Goldman), Evgeny Afineevsky | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lainie Kazan ... Shirley Hirsch
Saul Rubinek ... Martin Hirsch
Vincent Pastore ... Carmine Ferraro
John Lloyd Young ... Nelson Hirsch
Jai Rodriguez ... Angelo Ferraro
Bruce Vilanch ... Uncle Max
Carmen Electra ... Sybil Williams
Shelly Burch Shelly Burch ... Teresa Ferraro
Stanislav 'Slava' Medvedenko Stanislav 'Slava' Medvedenko ... Russian Host (as Slava Medvedenko)
Alexandra Mamaliger Alexandra Mamaliger ... Andrea Hirsch (as Alex Mamaliger)
Eddie Levi Lee Eddie Levi Lee ... Moisha
Kyle Deluca Kyle Deluca ... Anthony Ferraro
Heiko Obermöller ... Nudelman (as Heiko Obermoeller)
Phyllis Silver Phyllis Silver ... Sophie
Rachel Handler Rachel Handler ... Celeste
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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity, language and some thematic material

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John Lloyd Young's first movie. See more »


Though there is a lot of discussion about being in the Jacuzzi, the tub that Sybil gets into is a claw foot tub and clearly doesn't have whirlpool feature. See more »


References The Jerry Springer Show (1991) See more »


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Written by Paul Shaffer and Paul Jabara
2009 Published by Olga Music (BMI), EMI / Sosaha Music, Inc. (BMI)
Produced by Desmond Child
Performed by Sophie Bellevue
Background Vocal: Elizabeth White
Co-Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Randy Cantor
Keyboards and Programming: Randy Cantor
Production Manager: Brian Coleman
Recorded and Mixed at Studio Jewjitsu, Nashville
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film for the 1970s
10 September 2009 | by mbuchwaldSee all my reviews

I also saw OY VEY MY SON IS GAY in Montreal and was very disappointed. Full of clichés, both Jewish and gay, it was hard to believe that families would behave the way they did in today's western world. Maybe in the 70s. The acting was over the top; mugging to the cameras; gratuitous use of Carmen Electra's physical charms. The cast of characters were all stock: Jewish parents, relatives both pro- and anti-gay, opposite types as male lovers, siblings who understand but stay silent. The list could go on. One could have predicted the denouement of the movie after 10 minutes. I don't recommend this film unless you are amused by trashy, Hollywood-type entertainment masquerading as an independent movie.

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English | Yiddish

Release Date:

24 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay! See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,042, 26 December 2010

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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