Tennessee Queer

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5.61 h 30 min201418+
After a few years in New York, out and proud Jason Potts returns to his Tennessee hometown and finds the stigma against LGBT teenagers hasn't changed. Things quickly spiral out of control when he's put in charge of the town's first ever gay pride parade.
Directors
Mark JonesRyan Parker
Starring
Christian WalkerBillie WorleyJerre Dye
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ComedyDramaLGBTQ
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Jim EiknerAnn Marie Hall
Producers
Mark Jones
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Here TV
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3.2 out of 5 stars

48 global ratings

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  2. 21% of reviews have 4 stars
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IntoMoYouKnowReviewed in the United States on August 27, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
What a homophobic mess
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I don't want to think this movie is anti-gay itself, but there are multiple scenes that really made me wonder. Overall, it's just another in a long line of cheapo gay comedies with no brains, no wit, no names, and no money. The lead character lives in "New York," as if the filmmakers know what a New York apartment looks like. It's filled with more light than Dodger Stadium at night. The lead is lured back by his overbearing mother to his backwater Tennessee hometown, famous for its high school wall art that gives closet cases the right to accuse other young teens of being gay, for generations. Some dumb scheme happens and leads to him trying to prove his town is not evolved enough to host a gay pride parade.

At this stage, the whole thing become a poop show. The film wants us to believe that one of the closet cases, Christian of course, pushes to have the parade as a means to bolster his run for mayor, but only to show that his hate for the gays means he's the perfect leader for the town, as he plans to forcibly send any teen from the local high school to conversion therapy and discredit all the adults as Saten worrshippers or blood drinkers or something asinine. It's such a convoluted premis, in a movie that's never funny, never sexy, tells gay bashers when the best time to attack the queers is, and asks the closet case to strip on stage at a gay bar when he has about as much rhythm as a dead turkey.

If only it wasn't a Prime film, I wouldn't have wasted my time on this. I do wonder sometimes who makes these films, and if their intentions are pure. The ending tries to be uplifting I think, but the writing and the performances are so pedestrian that it's hard to tell. Please watch something much better.
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Bilbo BagginsReviewed in the United States on November 24, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hilarious and heartwarming
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From what starts out as a bit scary (but sadly very accurate) story about homophobia through the years in a small Southern town, the plot moves into quite a funny story about a man who returns home to the town and plans a gay pride parade but has no intention of following through with it and a homophobic city council who approves the parade in order to out all the gay residents of the town. Much hilarity ensues, including a priceless promo video for a gay conversion camp called Camp Nineveh. (You've got to see this for yourself!) The cast includes many familiar names and faces from the Memphis movie and theater scene, and the movie was shot on location in Memphis which doubles as itself and as the small town of Smyth.
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M. KraghReviewed in the United States on May 10, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not A bad watch
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Okay, there are similar movies out there, like PRIDE, et. cetera, which had higher budgets and told the same basic story. There are also some basic plot points and characterizations that don't quite coalesce. However, it is a decent start for viewing. For the minimal budget, it is a good effort and worth the time.
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Nathan Reviewed in the United States on September 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very Cute and Good characters plot and dialogue
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Very cute and funny feel good movie.

Also points out how the Bible is being taken out of context and misunderstood by many. Further how being "gay" is misunderstood.

Nathan
4 people found this helpful
KrissKringle SprinkleReviewed in the United States on January 29, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Goes to the heart of America
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What those of us in small town America encounter when thinking about returning to our home town. Great story. Enjoyed the moment walking down Main street, "Come out. Come out wherever you are." A clarion call to those of us still closeted.
3 people found this helpful
PixelWizardReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Stilted. Wooden. Amateur(ish). Even this headline is funnier.
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At least the cinematography was half decent (if your standards are minimal). Particularly offensive was the holy-roller mayoral candidate character. That really needed to be acted well and have some oomph to it; unfortunately the role was occupied by one of the worst actors. On the flipside: the high school coach-turned-principal character was well acted, and he voiced some sane and sympathetic sentiment. Bottom line: don't waste your time.
Richard Nelson BrownReviewed in the United States on February 9, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Amateurishly Acted
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This is a very slight story about the lack of acceptance of the gay community in Tennessee. No news there, but the acting does nothing raise this beyond it's amateurish level. Even the resolution is "so what" since it appears that nothing has changed, because they're in Tennessee!
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JJReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
SO SO SO BAD!!
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Everything about this is so amateurish and awful; the acting, the plot & production values. Nothing seems genuine, heartfelt, emotional or remotely real.
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