a short film by Michael Simon
2007 | 20 mins | US
›› Gay Zombie
a sexually confused zombie's search for love and acceptance
Gay Zombie by Michael Simon Trying to meet 'the one' is never easy, but when you're a sexually confused zombie in West Hollywood, boy do you have a problem! Only here you're in luck, for gays about town Dwayne and Greg are about to do a QUEER EYE FOR THE ZOMBIE GUY take on Miles, the gay zombie of the title in the hope of hooking him up with their desperate for a relationship - well any form of relationship obviously, best friend Todd. And well what do you know. For with Miles 'problematic skin' well it's decomposing actually, heavily masked over - isn't it amazing what a bit of concealer can do, could it be that love is in the air for the two; that is if Miles can control his liking for man flesh - literally!

With his tongue planted firmly in his cheek, writer and director Michael Simon presents a hilarious take on the adage 'it's what's under the skin, that counts,' even if the skin in question just happens to keep falling off! In doing so, Simon directs his short like a regular feature, lacing his satirical piece with a bucket load of one-liners, some quite tender moments and a cast who obviously took delight in the whole send-up and here cue the Hollywood end credit out-take sequence.

Yet at heart, this is the story of how 'boy meets boy' albeit with a 'boy eats boy' slant to it, far removed from Bruce LaBruce's gay zombie porno political parody Otto; or Up With Dead People as you could get, as the undead here go about searching for love and acceptance, along the way teaching the "if only we had met sooner" living, a thing or two - about living!
available on DVD as part of the Peccadillo Pictures catalogue - 'Boys on Film 1: Hard Love' release
starring: Brad Bilanin, Ryan Carlberg, Robert Laughlin, Craig Olsen, Andrew Miller, Robin McDonald, Paul A Hicks, Michael Foley
Copyright 2009 David Hall - www.gaycelluloid.com.
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