Michael J. Saul’s new short “Go Go Reject” (USA 2010, 20 minutes), a gay answer to “Flashdance,” concerns Daniel Ferguson (Heath Daniels, who also wrote the script), a starrry-eyed innocent trying to make it on the go go scene, who delivers a performance inspired by that of Jennifer Beals in the ’80s movie. Daniel and his best friend Matthew Bridges (Matthew Canoya) might be the Siskel and Ebert of go go dancer criticism, the way they review the efforts of the others they’ve seen, and both of them know that Daniel is a far better dancer. Becky (Iva Turner), Daniel’s world-weary co-worker at Yogurt World, and club managers Tanner (Michael Estime), of the Glory Hole, and Anthony Mojo (Drew Droege), of Mojo’s, who reject Daniel as too slight to fill the standard-issue go go boy fantasy bill, add to the merriment. Hunky and helpful go go Cesar (Korken Alexander) helps round out the cast.
- Director: Michael J. Saul
- Writers:Heath Daniels
- Runtime:20 minutes
- Actors:Daniel FergusonHeath DanielsCesarKorken AlexanderSpikeJosh BabichScruffJonathan BiernerMatthew CavoyaMatthew BridgesDerekSteve CallahanJock StrapJimmy ClabotsRodAndrew ClausBallet Dancer 7Allie CostaJamesBernard Crowden
Wholesome and eternally optimistic Daniel Ferguson yearns to leave his job at Yogurt World and fulfill his childhood dream of becoming the Jennifer Beals of male go-go dancing. Daniel’s Flashdance fantasy runs smack into opposition from club promoters, who are less interested in his dancing ability than they are the physical attributes of the more muscular dancers. With undaunted ingenuity Daniel turns his small frame into a huge success.
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- Also known as: Gogo Reject (France),
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