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Pedro Almodóvar’s New Film Is Not Only His Gayest Ever, It’s His Biggest Hit

With a kitschy trailer that features a trio of flight attendants dancing and lip-synching to the Pointer Sisters,  you know you’re in Pedro Almodóvar territory. Now the great Spanish filmmaker calls his new movie I’m So Excited his “gayest film ever” and it’s given Almodóvar his biggest opening weekend gross of his illustrious career

almodovar1The film, considered a return to the pure comedy of his earlier films such as Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, was just released in Spain (with the title Los Amantes Pasajeros) and is set for a June 28 U.S. release and will feature cameos from Almodóvar regulars Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz.  The Guardian  describes the film as “a screwball comedy set in a transatlantic jet, full of mile-high blow jobs and dancing cabin stewards camping it up to the Pointer Sisters.”

No wonder the Oscar-winning director tells the paper it’s “my gayest film ever.”

Sounds like the perfect tag line for the poster.

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15 Comments

  • niles

    Great. More stereotypical fags doing their silly tap dance for the amusements of normal straights. Groundbreaking.

  • Homophile

    @niles:

    You have no idea what you are talking about do you? Go on, you can admit it.

  • auntsharon

    @Homophile: Sorry. I’m with Niles on this one. It looks gawd-awful.

  • Lefty

    Almodóvar is one of the greatest film directors in the world and a brilliant artist.
    “Stereotypes” exist for a reason. And they’re certainly nothing to be ashamed about.
    Who cares if “normal straights” are amused by it? It’s a comedy; hopefully everyone will be amused by it.
    I can’t wait to see it, personally.
    Long may Pedro continue…

  • Homophile

    @auntsharon:

    Just curious so I can put your comment in context (“gawd-awful”), have you ever seen an Almodóvar film before?

  • Len John

    @niles: Agree!

  • Len John

    The worst stereotypes since Boys in the Band. This should send gay rights back about 30 years.

  • Katbox

    Spain loves to produce homofilms. <3

  • Dixie Rect

    @socaliscorpio: Exactly Niles!

  • boring

    Pedro Almodovar gets to do whatever he wants to do because FILMOGRAPHY.

  • Eric Auerbach

    A bunch of tired stereotypes mascarading as humor.

  • jvp3299

    I really can’t tell what a movie is going to be like by its trailer, usually. Even in completely straight films in Spain, France, India, etc., there are often these lip singing and dancing parts to a comedy. It is really strange to Americans but is common in other countries. I can’t tell yet if this is an homage to the old Airplane movies or just another movie with high camp. I enjoy most of his movies.

  • Aaron in Honolulu

    @niles @auntsharon @Len John @Eric Auerbach

    You guys are exactly those type of people who support the disgust from observing straights. You blame “overtly effeminate” for the judgement and violence put on the gay community. There are a lot of gay men who act like this stereotype. And guess what, THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THEM! They have nothing to be ashamed about.

    I also doubt you guys have seen Pedro Almodovar’s films or are familiar with his style of filmmaking. Enough said.

  • Niall

    @Homophile: My thoughts exactly! I say this without being condescending, but If you’ve ever seen any of his movies, you’d know there’ll definitely be a lot more to it than “stereotypical fags” being amusing.

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