Is Mike Manning Too Bi To Play Gay In This Mob Gym Comedy?

The first thing you’ll notice about The Brothers Sinclair is that it co-stars Mike Manning, the Real World: D.C. alum who’s regularly shirtless in Los Angeles these days. The second thing you’ll notice is there’s plenty of ass shots. The new gay comedy from director Ronny Jay, about a pair of gay brothers who inherit their uncle’s men’s-only gym in Manhattan, hinges on this little gem: the clientele are all straight. A strictly male fitness center in New York City filled only with straight guys? This might as well be a Twilight Zone knock-off. But hey, with a mob tie-in, we’ve got gay stereotypes, straight stereotypes, and Italian stereotypes. This is how you make The Comedy! Now however will Ramin Setoodeh review this? Probably the same way we will: Complete camp, questionable acting, dubious plot, hot jocks.

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  • rusk

    From working for hrc and meeting congressmen to this. Well good luck to him anyways.

  • Cam

    The plot of an all male all hetro gym in NYC sounds about as realistic as some of the early reports that orgionally, the creaters of “Too Wong Foo” were going to make the three leads straight.

  • hephaestion

    Best wishes to Mike. He’s a good kid.

  • justiceontherocks

    This won’t impact his career. No one will see it.

  • Josh

    Wow…Mike Manning actually isn’t half bad. Props to him.

  • Kieran

    That shower scene alone is better than anything I’ve seen on Logo in a long time.

  • Devon

    Mike remains flawless, but this looks just awful.

  • Josh in OR

    I think it looks cute. Sure, I’d love to see better acting and production values, but for a small, ‘indie’ comedy, it looks no worse than the Eating Out series, or Another Gay Movie (the first one, not the terrible sequel). Not high art, but fun.

    Not every gay-themed movie has to be Brokeback Mountain or The Kids Are Alright, even if it’d be nice to see more SERIOUS gay-themed films that can be enjoyed by the mainstream. Preferably some where the gay lead doesn’t die or end up alone and ruined, though.

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  • Flopike

    Mike Manning is an asshole, he says he’s against discrimination, but he bullies a superstar like Rihanna himself! Mike Manning is Rihanna’s new hater !

  • Flopike

    Does everybody know that Mike hates actually carribean superstar Rihanna ? No, so now you know that !

  • Jeffree

    @Flopike: This post isn’t about Rhianna. It’s about Manning & his TV show.

    We don’t need multiple posts from a troll whose ôbsessïon with a supposed “superstar” keeps him from actually talking about the SUBECT at hand. Dig?

  • scott ny'er

    @Jeffree: LOL. Wailihanna can’t sing. She whines. That voice is like a cat in heat. What a weird post from Flopike.

    On topic: some posters brought up good points about this being better than stuff on LOGO. I guess so. And how it’s like Eating Out. Which is kind of true. It just seems really daft to me. Noah’s Arc is like Shakespeare compared to this clip. But, like Noah’s Arc, there are some hot bodies it seems on the Brothers Sinclair.

  • Spike

    The guy in the jockstrap is HAWTE. With that said, what is this, a TV show, on cable? Internet? It will be watchable only if you can fast forward thru all the mob and confused str8t boy nonsense. Too bad they couldn’t get Davey Wavey to sign on, def his type of gig.

  • GetBalance

    Davey Wavey are you serious? Since when do you put prime usda choice hot jocks with Howdie Doodie? Yeeeeeouch.

    The Brothers Sinclair is sizzl’in, color me thare.

  • Neil

    über terrible! oh god, I gotta my make movie now — the shitty gay movie quotient is just too high.

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