a short film by Michael J Saul
2010 | 20 mins | US
›› Go Go Reject
an inspired send-up of the Go Go scene.
Go Go Reject by Michael J Saul Have you ever dreamed a dream? Well in this joyous short from Crush and True Love director Michael J Saul, Yogurt World employee Daniel Ferguson dreams of a career as the Jennifer Beals of the male Go Go Dancing scene; after all he knows how to move far more than the prime cuts of static man-beef on stage at his local gay bar.

Yet therein lies his problem, given his thin as a rake physique promptly results with Daniel becoming a Go Go Reject, that of an audition outcast at seemingly every club in town. Undaunted by his failure to fulfil his childhood dream, youíve somehow just got a feeling that this boy is going to flashdance his way to success, with a little bit of imagination and love that is.

Go Go Reject by Michael J Saul Written, produced and starring Heath Daniels as Daniel, as based on his "true life tragedy" attempts at Go Go Dancing in West Hollywood, the result is an inspired send-up of the Go Go scene itself. That such was ripe for the picking sees the cast throw themselves in at the jovial deep end, with Iva Turner as Danielís co-worker Becky in particular delivering a series of deadpan one-liners, thereby allowing Matthew Bridges as his namesake to provide a shoulder to lean on and Korken Alexander as Go Go Pro Cesar, perhaps something closer to the heart.

Only this is the Heath Daniels show; his upbeat approach to life in the face of incessant "youíre too skinny" feedback giving way to the maxim donít give up on your dreams, a heartfelt message that is laced between a set of cool dance steps and some cute eye-candy. Complete with an end credit sequence that includes a series of inserts from the cast on the way to succeed, or perhaps not, on the Go Go scene, this comical delight is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face in an ever so choreographed way. Need more be said?

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Nudity - bare-arsed cheek. 
Overall - file under ... 3+ stars. 
available on DVD as part of the Peccadillo Pictures catalogue - 'Boys On Film 5: Candy Boy' release 25.10.2010
starring: Heath Daniels / Daniel, Matthew Bridges / Matthew, Michael Estime / Tanner, Korken
Alexander / Cesar, Drew Droege / Anthony Mojo, Travis Dixon / Waldorf Go Go Dancer
and introducing Iva Turner as Becky and Miles Elliot as Young Daniel.
cameo appearance by Michael J Saul as a Club Owner.
Copyright 2010 David Hall - www.gaycelluloid.com.
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