GBF

GBF

DVD - 2013
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Tanner and Brent go through high school being secretly in the closet. Brent longs for the spotlight and plans to come out in order become popular as the newest must-have 'accessory': The G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend). Tanner would rather fly under the radar, but when he is outed instead of Brent, the two boys become frenemies. The three most popular girls in school launch an all-out social war to win Tanner's status-enhancing friendship and Tanner must choose between popularity and true friends.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Vertical Entertainment, [2013]
Branch Call Number: GBF
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital
video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: Gay best friend

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Tanner and Brent go through high school being secretly in the closet. Brent longs for the spotlight and plans to come out in order become popular as the newest must-have 'accessory': The G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend). Tanner would rather fly under the radar, but when he is outed instead of Brent, the ... Read More »


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MeaninglessBark
Oct 26, 2018

G.B.F. isn't bad, it just isn't good. It's a fluffy, mindless watch that isn't nearly as clever as it wants to be. An OK choice to watch should you just need to stare at a screen for a bit and don't want to think. But if you can't find the film you won't miss anything by missing it. The under appreciated film Date and Switch is a much better queer high school comedy. Other better choices would be Were the World Mine and Almost Normal.

G.B.F. feels incredibly dated, like it's at least 10 years too late. In a modern high school that isn't disconnected from the rest of the world no one seems to know any gay people and the concept of the gay best friend is new and novel.

The two gay characters are closeted and apparently fearful of coming out though you can tell they're TV/movie gay (which means cute, fit, flamboyant, and prone to be dramatic) from about two blocks away. The extra gay of the two knows about hook up apps and has Internet access but apparently has never seen Broke Back Mountain and is freaked out by the sex scene in the movie.

A major plot element of G.B.F. are the high schools three coolest girls, a trio of frienemies who everyone admires. But the characters aren't clever or interesting and their type has been done much better many times before.

The film looks good and it's well acted, with the lead character being the exception mainly due to being poorly cast. The characters is supposed to be nerdy and somewhat reclusive but he's an attractive ripped guy who just slouches and wears sloppy clothes until he gets an inevitable makeover.

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