Eating Out is a film in the genre of gay romantic comedy. Caleb (Scott Lunsford), having been dumped by his girlfriend Tiffani (Rebekah Kochan), talks to his gay roommate Kyle (Jim Verraros). Meanwhile, Gwen (Emily Stiles) finishes with her boyfriend when he comes out as gay.
Caleb becomes infatuated with Gwen, whilst Kyle becomes attracted to a man called Marc (Ryan Carnes), who happens to be Gwen’s flatmate. Marc however is attracted to Caleb. To solve their dilemmas, Kyle comes up with a plan where he tells Gwen that Caleb is gay. He reasons that Caleb can use Marc to get Gwen, because a lot of straight women want to bed gay men, in order to change them, whilst he, Kyle can use Caleb to get Marc.
After the scheme goes awry, with Caleb getting more involved with Marc than he intended and also sleeping with Gwen, Caleb invites Gwen and Marc to dinner with the intention of sorting it all out. Following more disasters at the dinner party, Gwen figures the scheme out and the flatmates get their happy endings with the real objects of their affections.
“A sweet and funny take on the crossed-wire romantic couplings of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
— Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post
“The best straight-plays-gay, straight-goes-gay flick since “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”.”
— Nick Sylvester, Village Voice
“Simply one of the funniest, sexiest gay films I’ve seen in a really long time.”
— Ryan James Kim, The Advocate
Did You Know?
Eating Out, which was shot in just 10 days, proved to be a first for many of those involved. Q. Allan Brocka made his directorial and film screen-writing debut. It was also the film debut of four of the actors: Jim Verraros, Ryan Carnes, Scott Lunsford and Rebekah Kochan.
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