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G.B.F. (2013)

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What happens after Tanner is outed by his classmates and becomes the title "gay best friend" for three high school queen bees?

Director:

Darren Stein

Writer:

George Northy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Willett ... Tanner Daniels
Paul Iacono ... Brent Van Camp
Sasha Pieterse ... Fawcett Brooks
Andrea Bowen ... 'Shley Osgoode
Xosha Roquemore ... Caprice Winters
Molly Tarlov ... Sophie Aster
Evanna Lynch ... McKenzie Pryce
JoJo ... Soledad Braunstein (as Joanna 'Jojo' Levesque)
Derek Mio ... Glenn Cho
Mia Rose Frampton ... Mindie
Taylor Frey ... 'Topher
Megan Mullally ... Mrs. Van Camp
Natasha Lyonne ... Mrs. Hogel
Jonathan Silverman ... Mr. Daniels
Rebecca Gayheart ... Mrs. Daniels
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Storyline

Social warfare erupts when three high school clique queens battle for supremacy: drama diva Caprice, Mormon princess 'Shley and blonde fashionista Fawcett. When unassuming Tanner is outted, he finds himself cast as the hottest new teen-girl accessory: The Gay Best Friend. The clique queens immediately pounce and makeover Tanner into their ideal arm candy, forcing him to choose between popularity and the true friends - including his own B.F.F. Brent - that he's leaving behind. Written by Anonymous

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Being out has never been so in.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gay Best Friend See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Darren Stein publicly criticized the MPAA for giving the final film an R rating, stating that he believes the film was PG-13 material and was only given an R because it dealt with gay and lesbian themes. See more »

Goofs

When Brent says, "It's science," Tanner's arms are both down, but when a different camera picks up the shot, Tanner's left hand is up by his shoulder holding the string of his hoodie. See more »

Quotes

Brent Van Camp: Listen up, ladies. Tanner and Fawcett are poaching all the cool kids for their little pansy prom. If we don't act quick, we won't have enough people for a halfway-decent hokey pokey. What we need to do is start "prom-oting" prom. Ya feel me?
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Connections

References Shortbus (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

BODY WORK
Written by Morgan Page, Tegan Quin and Sara Quin
Performed by Morgan Page featuring Tegan and Sara
Published by Naked In A Snowsuit Publishing (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions, LLC
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A high school comedy with HEART and BRAINS!
19 June 2013 | by Film-SlaveSee all my reviews

I tire quickly when a high school comedy pops onto the scene with stupid adults and know-it-all kids who look too mature for the roles. Kudos to writer George Northy for giving his kids heart and the grown-ups brains, it elevates this film above the bulk in his genre. Director Darren Stein is very judicious in his nods to similar films -- Clueless, Mean Girls, Heathers, Carrie, and nearly every John Hughes film.

RESTRAINT is what makes this film so enjoyable: Megan Mullally manages to escape the curse of Will & Grace alumni and is able to NOT rehash Karen walker, but create a new character. Paul Iacono is brilliant and I can't imagine him as any other character -- which is how I felt about his TV character RJ Berger, who is worlds apart from this role.

Sasha Pieterse is blond Denise Richards pretty, but a whole lot smarter. Xosha Roquemore is all legs and laughs. She mutters a brilliant line that made me bust out laughing: "I ain't mad at that" -- watch for it. She owns the role and is smart!

G.B.F. smacks of a cult favorite and star-maker. I suspect in a few years we'll look back at this pop-masterpiece and marvel at all the now-celebrities who broke-through in this cast.


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