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Gay ‘Matters’

By |2007-07-12T09:00:00-04:00July 12th, 2007|Entertainment|

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Don’t believe that “Gray Matters” should’ve stayed in the closet? You can see for yourself. Ten Between The Lines readers can get a copy of the cliched comedy for F-R-E-E. So, even if you’ve seen the movie like in every other gay movie, you won’t break the bank. To win, answer the question below and include your full name, address and phone number in an e-mail to chris@pridesource.com. The first 10 entries with the correct response will win. And keep reading Between The Lines for future giveaways.

Which actor in “Gray Matters” starred in a movie from the screenplay writer of the now-playing “Evening”?

Somewhere under piles of smelly panties and worn-out jeans, there’s a story worth telling in “Gray Matters.” Unfortunately, Gray, the chirpy bubble-of-fun, steps out of that closet.
This holy-shit-I’m-a-lesbian (!) comedy quickly stalls on an overly ran-over road as Gray (Heather Graham) finds herself falling for her attached-at-the-hip brother’s fiance: Charlie, a lanky model-looking chick (Bridget Moynahan). Though sibling Sam (Tom Cavanagh) sports a yummy muscle T and dainty blue-eyed charm, and Graham gives her all as a dyke-in-distress, the film just about falls harder than Gray does for Charlie.
From the forced get-go, where Sam’s bride-to-be jumps in the tub – naked! – with Gray, it’s clear where this comedy is headed. And we’re not talking about the shitter (though at times, flushing it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea). To sort out these WTF feelings, she seeks help from her analogy-whore shrink (a wasted Sissy Spacek), who prefers to shine symbolic light in action-oriented outlets, like bowling alleys and on a gym’s rock-climbing wall.
Unleashing crappola courtesy of writer/director Sue Kramer, a distressed Gray tells her therapist, “I kissed her and I think she kissed me back, but I’m not sure ’cause I’ve never kissed a girl before.”
She retorts, “You’re not thinking straight.”
And neither was anyone involved in the making of this ultra-gray flick.

‘Gray Matters’
Available on DVD
Rated: C-

About the Author:

Chris Azzopardi
As editor of Q Syndicate, the international LGBTQ wire service, Chris Azzopardi has interviewed a multitude of superstars, including Cher, Meryl Streep, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé. His work has also appeared in GQ, Vanity Fair and Billboard. Reach him via Twitter @chrisazzopardi.