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G.B.F. (2013)

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What happens after Tanner is outed by his classmates and becomes the title "gay best friend" for three high school queen bees?

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Darren Stein

Writer:

George Northy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Willett ... Tanner Daniels
Paul Iacono ... Brent Van Camp
Sasha Pieterse ... Fawcett Brooks
Andrea Bowen ... 'Shley Osgoode
Xosha Roquemore ... Caprice Winters
Molly Tarlov ... Sophie Aster
Evanna Lynch ... McKenzie Pryce
JoJo ... Soledad Braunstein (as Joanna 'Jojo' Levesque)
Derek Mio ... Glenn Cho
Mia Rose Frampton ... Mindie
Taylor Frey ... 'Topher
Megan Mullally ... Mrs. Van Camp
Natasha Lyonne ... Mrs. Hogel
Jonathan Silverman ... Mr. Daniels
Rebecca Gayheart ... Mrs. Daniels
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Storyline

Social warfare erupts when three high school clique queens battle for supremacy: drama diva Caprice, Mormon princess 'Shley and blonde fashionista Fawcett. When unassuming Tanner is outted, he finds himself cast as the hottest new teen-girl accessory: The Gay Best Friend. The clique queens immediately pounce and makeover Tanner into their ideal arm candy, forcing him to choose between popularity and the true friends - including his own B.F.F. Brent - that he's leaving behind. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Being out has never been so in.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gay Best Friend See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is a poster half covered up on Brent's wall of the 80's black comedy classic, Heathers. See more »

Goofs

When Brent says, "It's science," Tanner's arms are both down, but when a different camera picks up the shot, Tanner's left hand is up by his shoulder holding the string of his hoodie. See more »

Quotes

Brent Van Camp: All the teen and tween rags agree - the hottest new trend sweeping schools worldwide is the G.B.F.
Sophie Aster: G.B.F.?
Brent Van Camp: Gay best friend. Every celeb has one, so every teen girl needs one, and pretty soon all three prom-queen front-runners will be battling it out for my attention.
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Connections

References Carrie (1976) See more »

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I WISH I WERE AMANDA LEPORE (FEAT. AMANDA LEPORE)
Written by Aaron Coady, Tomas Costanza, Chad Robert Rollinson, Suzy Shinn, Ashley Levy
Performed by Aaron Coady
Courtesy of Producer Entertainment Group
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Really quite good
7 February 2015 | by deebeeintheskySee all my reviews

The offensive pandering monstrosity the trailers and promos were making this out to be suddenly turned into a really nice fun(ny) film. Old fashioned fun, maybe, but fun none the less.

The obvious stereotyping and far too overused gags aside, G.B.F. is actually quite an enjoyable film. There are a few cringe-makingly, unnecessary, "seen it all before" moments but I can forgive a few bad scenes. So, you could definitely call it a very extreme film: the good scenes are fantastic and the not so good scenes are like something out of a bad parody.

The movie practically proclaims itself as a "Gay Mean Girls" and it's a well deserved title. It may not be worth falling over yourself to go see it but it's definitely one to keep on the back burner for a casual viewing.


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