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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?

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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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Taglines:

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

The acronym "G.B.F." stands for "Gay Best Friend". 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

Fawcett Brooks: This is an 'A' and gay conversation, so kindly see your next Tuesday out of it.
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References Milk (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

ALALA
Written by Adriano Cintra (UBC), Luísa Matsushita (as Luisa Matsushita) (UBC), Carolina Parra (UBC)
Performed by CSS
Published by Music of Stage Three (BMG) o/b/o Stage Three Music Catalogues Limited (PRS)
All Rights Administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Really quite good
7 February 2015 | by deebeeintheskySee all my reviews

The offensive pandering monstrosity the trailers and promos were making this out to be suddenly turned into a really nice fun(ny) film. Old fashioned fun, maybe, but fun none the less.

The obvious stereotyping and far too overused gags aside, G.B.F. is actually quite an enjoyable film. There are a few cringe-makingly, unnecessary, "seen it all before" moments but I can forgive a few bad scenes. So, you could definitely call it a very extreme film: the good scenes are fantastic and the not so good scenes are like something out of a bad parody.

The movie practically proclaims itself as a "Gay Mean Girls" and it's a well deserved title. It may not be worth falling over yourself to go see it but it's definitely one to keep on the back burner for a casual viewing.


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