Director: Phillip J. Bartell
Scenario: Phillip J. Bartell, Q. Allan Brocka
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Duration: 79 min
Actors: Jim Verraros, Emily Brooke Hands, Rebekah Kochan, Brett Chukerman, Scott Vickaryous, Mink Stole, Marco Dapper, Adrian Quinonez, James Michael Bobby, Joseph Morales, Michael Serrato, Sarah Lilly, Andrew Ley, Jessie Gold, Larry Laboe
by Ed Gonzalez
Posted: November 1, 2006
Since Eating Out, Kyle (Jim Verraros) and Marc (Brett Chukerman, standing in for Ryan Carnes) have had their problems. One isn't trusting, the other has a wandering eye, and when they split, the stage is set for more absurd configurations of sexual interplay. The highlight of Eating Out is a scene in which a fag hag, Gwen (Emily Brooke Hands), sexes up a straight dude on the phone while Marc gives him a blowjob.
Gwen's determination is less imaginative this time around, but let's cut the girl a break—by the looks of her, she's seen better days. After Kyle and Marc split and Kyle, Gwen, and Tiffani (Rebekah Kochan) set their sights on a hot piece of man meat of dubious sexual orientation who poses nude for one of their art classes, Gwen unofficially teams up with Marc to seduce Troy (Marco Dapper) while Kyle and Tiffani go for the muscle stud under the pretense that Kyle is an ex-gay and Tiffani is his girlfriend (Kyle's argument: "He'll let me have sex with him if he knows I'm not gay"). Sloppy Seconds is something of a misnomer because the many messes these characters get into are not very spontaneous, but in spite of the schematic setup that leads to a naive Troy sucking his first cock and the whole gang outing the head of Homo No More, the film relishes in capturing those fluid days of youthful abandon when everyone's sexual agency was up for grabs. The film's appearance is close to embarrassing, but the funny-because-it's-true humor is stinging, getting off on the twisted lengths people will go to in order to get their groove on. Of course, the film also has a message: Appearing as Kyle's mother is Mink Stole, who realizes before everyone else does that "different rocks."