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Gay4Pay (2012)

Not Rated | | Short | 24 February 2012 (Australia)
Sydney based filmmaker, Craig Boreham, made a short film called Ostia - La Notte Finale, about the murder of Italian filmmaker Pasolini, and put a trailer of the film on YouTube for the ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Craig Boreham ... Himself
Javier Calvo Javier Calvo ... Himself
Eka Darville ... Himself
James Mason ... Himself
Tony Poli Tony Poli ... Himself
Miles Szanto ... Himself


Sydney based filmmaker, Craig Boreham, made a short film called Ostia - La Notte Finale, about the murder of Italian filmmaker Pasolini, and put a trailer of the film on YouTube for the world to see. One of the film's lead actors, Miles Szanto, who played a young gay rent-boy in the film, was suddenly faced with a barrage of hate mail from young fans of his other work on television. Craig decided to speak to other actors who have played gay on screen and discover their experiences. Written by Craig Boreham

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A short documentary about actors who have played it gay.




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A little insightful
10 October 2013 | by Rodrigo_AmaroSee all my reviews

With an interesting concept and theme but wronged with its method of presentation, this short focus on straight male actors who played gay characters in TV shows and the results of those experiences, the difficulties of composing someone who is the complete opposite of them in terms of sexuality and emotions, and how they were received by their audience. Since this isn't a Hollywood project, no big stars (at the moment) were featured in here, a minor project that kicked off when Australian director Craig Boreham discovered that Miles Szanto, one of his regular actors, received a great amount of hate mail after playing a gay role in one of his short films. Szanto and a few others are interviewed here and share their stories with us.

Good points: the feedback the actors get from their fans, from the positive letters telling about how grateful people are for the actors job, helping with their lives and identities (gay teens send most of those) to the backlash they get from fans of the show and detractors who hate seeing a straight actor kissing another man. The contrast of opinions is enough to worth a view.

Doesn't go on without obstacles: to the cutie who said about acting like a gay (or something on those lines) no, you don't have to portray stereotypes unless if stated in the script or told by your executive producer or director. The stereotype is the most common error an actor can make, they overreact easily, so it's very hard to find a straight actor convincingly playing a gay role. The concept of seeing interviews conducted by the internet was economical and relatively good but putting them together and mixed from time to time was weird and confusing. As explained earlier, the focus is on little known actors who appeared in TV series or minor films, and most of them are very young - and since the film doesn't show images of their work they might be very talented - but they're a little limited when it comes to offer a point of view, and to be more open to express themselves in a better way (but I blame on the editing for the strange junction of images instead of showing one interview at a time).

Medium work, but of great interest for actors who want to play a gay role in a movie, TV show or even a play. Ages ago it was what killed careers or typecast certain performers, now it has some prestige but it always goes with incomprehensible reactions by a small yet mindless audience who doesn't know how to separate the actor from the character. But it worths the risk. At least, some of us in the audience love those challenging change of persona coming from actors. 7/10

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