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Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 24 December 2010 (USA)
A romantic comedy featuring a Jewish family who struggles coming to terms with their son's non-Jewish and gay boyfriend. When the gay couple adopts a child and it makes headline news, their... See full summary »


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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


A romantic comedy featuring a Jewish family who struggles coming to terms with their son's non-Jewish and gay boyfriend. When the gay couple adopts a child and it makes headline news, their families come to defend them and realize how much they love them. Written by prideflix

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Love Is Love!



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


Official Sites:

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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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Phyllis Silver replaced Joan Rivers in the role of Sophie. 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 »


The Word Is Love
Written by Desmond Child and Gary Go
2009 Published by DESTONIA / Kobalt Music Group Ltd Worldwide (ASCAP), TCR Music Ltd. / Kobalt Music Group Ltd Worldwide (ASCAP)
Produced by Desmond Child
Performed by Lulu
Guitar: Gary Go
Keyboards and Programming: Shane Swayney and Jon Vella
Background Vocals: Lucie Silvas and Elizabeth White
Co-Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Jon Vella and Shane Swayney
Vocal Recorded by Dean Reid at Rak Studios, London
Additional Recording: Randy Cantor at Studio Jewjitsu, Nashville
Production Manager: Brian Coleman
Recorded and Mixed at The Tree House, Nashville
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A tacky movie coming to a theater near you..
5 November 2009 | by nerg112See all my reviews

I saw Oy Vey My Son Is Gay last week when I was visiting a friend in NYC. They were doing a screening of the film for amfAR.

After the cartoon intro, the actual film started off odd and very choppy. It was almost uncomfortable to even watch. As the film progressed, I had high hopes for the movie. A good cast and with so much going on in the gay community, a good chance to really talk about relevant subject matters through comedy.

I was disappointed on all levels. The film was simply embarrassing to watch. Instead of focusing on relevant subject matter it perpetuated obvious stereotypes of the GLBT community. I'm a proud parent of a gay child and I was offended that this was the best that they could come up with.

I'd highly recommend seeing something else. It was waste of an hour of my time. No good messages to walk away with. I doubt it will ever make it into a theater.

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