Out, In, and Onscreen
The 19th Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival
Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds
D: Phillip J. Bartell; with Jim Verraros, Marco Dapper, Brett Chukerman, Emily Brooke Hands, Rebekah Kochan
With its oh-so-clever title and credit as the first American gay sequel, Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds, is a fun commentary on reverse psychology and hormonal rivalry. Following the original, Eating Out, wherein Kyle (Verraros) convinced his straight roommate to feign homosexuality in order to get the girl of his fancy, Eating Out 2, finds Kyle convinced by his pals Gwen (Hands) and Tiffani (Kochan) to pretend to be straight (actually he's pretending to be an ex-gay) in order to get the very-closeted cowboy of his fancy, nude model Troy. When Kyle's ex-boyfriend Marc (Chukerman) finds out his nerdy, emotional ex is about to score with a ranch-hand hunk, he devises his own plan to nab Troy: acting as flamingly gay as he can be. Lust is in the air in this queer college universe, but will Kyle's ruse earn him a chance to view more than Troy's art-class poses, or will he have to settle for sloppy seconds? Or none at all?