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Straight-Jacket (2004)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Romance | 4 March 2004 (USA)
In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.

Director:

Richard Day

Writers:

Richard Day (play), Richard Day (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Letscher ... Guy Stone
Carrie Preston ... Sally
Adam Greer ... Rick Foster
Veronica Cartwright ... Jerry
Victor Raider-Wexler ... Saul
Michael Emerson ... Victor
Jack Plotnick ... Freddie Stevens
Adrian Neil ... Jeroen
David Burke ... Ray
Sam Pancake ... Tour Guide
Chad Lindsey Chad Lindsey ... Mike
Paul Willson ... Coal Executive
Eric Stonestreet ... Labor Organizer
Clinton Leupp ... Bernice
Lorna Scott ... Louella
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Storyline

In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.

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Taglines:

Fame... Money... Girls... What's his secret?

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saia Justa See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,377, 28 November 2004

Gross USA:

$45,463
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Company Credits

Production Co:

SRO Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Adam Greer and 'Carrie Preston' originated the roles of Rick and Sally in the stage play. See more »

Goofs

The sign on the Post Office says United States Postal Service. The USPS didn't exist in the 1950s. At that time it was the United States Post Office. See more »

Quotes

Viola: [a prostitute, seeing Guy drive up, before she recognizes him:] Hey, baby, you wanna -
[recognizes him, smirks]
Viola: oh, never mind.
Guy Stone: Evening, Viola. How's business?
Viola: Three so far today.
Guy Stone: Amateur.
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Crazy Credits

No animals or homosexuals were injured in the making of this film. See more »

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Referenced in 2005 Glitter Awards (2005) See more »

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Here We Go to Kokomo
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Good gay comedy/drama
2 March 2006 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

In 1950s Hollywood actor Guy Stone (Matt Letscher) is very popular--and secretly gay. He's in a gay bar which is raided. To save his image his publicist (Veronica Cartwright) arranges a quick marriage to sweet, adorable Sally (Carrie Preston) without telling her that Stone is gay. Then Stone meets hunky, drop dead handsome Rick Foster (Adam Greer) and falls in love...but what about his marriage and career?

Good gay comedy but far from perfect. Halfway through I thought the movie was going to end...but it kept on going. Basically this was a good hour long movie stretched out to 96 minutes. Also Letscher and Greer are obviously straight--I've never seen such uncomfortable kissing! But those are my only real complaints.

That aside this movie looked great and had a funny script. Most of the actors were recruited from the stage play for the movie so they had their roles down pat. Letscher is good as Stone--arrogant and obnoxious. He obviously buffed up for the role but he just wasn't handsome enough (to me) to be a big Hollywood star. Preston is very good as his wife Sally--sweet and lovable but doesn't overdo it. Greer is impossibly handsome as Rick. He's also buffed up and Stone's attraction to him makes perfect sense. That aside Greer is a very good actor too. And Cartwright is hysterical as Stone's agent --she barrels through this film tossing off one liners left and right.

So--I DID like it but this is no milestone in gay cinema. It's an entertaining well-done fluffy movie--but that's about it. Worth catching if you want an undemanding movie. I give it an 8.


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