Miles and Todd, on the other hand, feel an immediate attraction in Michael Simon’s very fun 2007 short Gay Zombie. They might even be able to get past the fact that Miles is a zombie if it weren’t for the shocked patrons at Todd’s local watering hole and yoga classes. Of course, fate and a seemingly helpful psychiatrist (never trust authority, yo!) may have other plans for the two.
The talented Simon embraces the silliness of the situation at hand. But beneath the zombie makeovers and dick gags, he gets at something more serious. With a light touch, he ably addresses the extreme prejudices that the queer bar crowd have for all those outside of their Lady Gaga loving norm. He, also, nicely deals with the bittersweet fact that some relationships, no matter how desired, simply aren’t meant to be.
Fine performances from Brad Bilanin as Miles, Ryan Carlberg as Todd and Robin McDonald as the therapist make Gay Zombie a very pleasant, surprisingly thoughtful way to spend 20 minutes.
You can find more about Gay Zombie (including details on how to purchase it) at www.gayzombie.net.
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Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!