Naked Boys Singing (2007)
Directors: Robert Schrock, Troy Christian
Writers:Bruce Vilanch, David Pevsner, Marie Cain, Mark Savage, Mark Winkler, Rayme Sciaroni,Robert Schrock, Shelly Markham, Stephen Bates, Trance Thompson
Genres: Comedy, Musical,
Duration: 95 min
Stars: Andrew Blake Ames, Jason Currie, Marlene Fisher
In “Naked Boys Singing!” 10 grown men (including one natural redhead) go full monty while belting out show tunes and high-kicking like muscular Rockettes. The show’s injury log must make for very colorful reading.
Save for an occasional arty flourish, the film simply restages the popular revue that since its 1998 Los Angeles premiere has taken bouncing genitalia to raunch-deprived audiences worldwide. Alternately campy and coy, smirky and serious, the 16 original songs (newly arranged by Troy Christian) celebrate the male anatomy — and the gay lifestyle — with playful wit and unabashed explicitness. Sound quality is excellent; whether extolling the delights of a bris or the anxiety of a high-school locker room, every penile synonym rings clear.
Quiet moments are few; the heartfelt emotion in “Kris Look What You Missed” — and in the lovely voice of Jaymes Hodges — is a welcome oasis between bouts of antic phallocentrism. Yet “Naked Boys Singing!,” with its complete lack of sleaze, is more likely to have you pondering the cast members’ skin care routines than their vital statistics. And though stage shows are always best experienced in their natural habitat, few will benefit as much as this one from the eventual consolations of “pause” and “zoom.”
- Writers:Bruce Vilanch, David Pevsner, Marie Cain, Mark Savage, Mark Winkler, Rayme Sciaroni, Robert Schrock, Shelly Markham, Stephen Bates, Trance Thompson
- Runtime:95 minutes
- Actors:PerformerAndrew Blake AmesPerformerJason CurrieAnswering Machine Voice (voice)Marlene FisherPianistDavid HawkinsPerformerJaymes HodgesPerformerJoseph KeaneAnswering Machine Voice (voice)Peter LempertPerformerAnthony ManoughPerformerJoe SouzaPerformerKevin Alexander Stea
- Rating: (489 votes)