The title of this film, whilst accurate, doesn’t do justice to this amusing whodunnit about would-be actor Danny (Marc Anthony Samuel), who takes a detective course in preparation for an audition only to wind up embroiled in a real life mystery.
Danny’s life is complicated by his close friendship with his shallow, sex-crazed ex-boyfriend Pip (Brian McArdle) who, in turn, has an unhealthy relationship with his mother Patricia (played for laughs by Joan Ryan).
Danny’s adventure begins with a simple robbery investigation that turns into a darker maze of murder, rape and party drugs.
Like so many gay films, the cast includes a parade of beautiful, scantily clad men but this one succeeds with the casting of hunks who can also act. Writer and director Doug Spearman isn’t likely to win any awards and neither is his cast, but they do pull it off and his film is a delicious blend of suspense, sex appeal, comedy and a genuine mystery that doesn’t reveal itself until the final scenes.
Also in the cast are Darryl Stephens (Noah’s Arc, Another Gay Movie), Alan Blumenfeld (Arrested Development, Heroes) and Trey McCurley, the former two lending weight to the casting credentials.
Mervyn Warren’s music score is tongue-in-cheek-spy-drama right from the onset with the fantastic bond-esque opening credits.
Hot Guys With Guns will screen at 9pm on Friday 4 July 2014. Tickets are available from the Feast office, through FeastTix online or phone 8463 0684, or at the door if not sold out.
Reviewed by Rod Lewis
Rating out of 10: 7