ss_blog_claim=17cc6e1d8cd65fdbdc8a677d66b74513 ss_blog_claim=17cc6e1d8cd65fdbdc8a677d66b74513

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Were The World Mine

Are you in the mood for a whimsical story about homoerotic love? How about a movie that weaves in elements and dialogue from the classical Shakespearean play "A Midsummer Night's Dream'? Or better yet, Love Potion No 9 for the gays and lesbians?? Were The World Mine tells the story of Timothy who is an awkward gay teen trying to come to terms with his sexuality. He escapes the pressures of trying to be "normal" in school by confiding in his eccentric drama teacher who helps Timothy find himself. His teacher, Ms. Tebbit, casts him as the lead in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

In the film Timothy concocts a love potion and anoints the eyes of his subjects with it. In turn, the subjects look into the eyes of the first person they see after rubbing out the love potion, and fall in love with them. The twist here is that Timothy coincidentally anoints subjects who fall in love with the same sex. In his small town of 10,000 people, he soon turns everyone into gay lovers. It's an interesting concept and quite intriguing.

The movie is also a musical. There are moments when the film becomes more fantasy than romance and suddenly every character in a scene breaks into song and dance. It was a bit jarring at times, but the musical numbers were really good and fun to listen to. One of my favorite lines in the film was by Frankie, a rock singing hipster who looks like she just stepped out of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Frankie says, "I'm a homflexible. I'm straight, but shit happens." Classic!

The film opens tomorrow in limited release in New York and California.

Check out the trailer below:

No comments: