Fifth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards


Eating Out

The fastest way to a girl's heart is through her gay best friend.

Directed by: Q. Allan Brocka

Written by: Q. Allan Brocka

Starring: Scott Lunsford, Jim Verraros, Emily Stiles, Ryan Carnes

Primary Genres: Comedy


2004 Cosmique Movie Awards

  • Nominations: 2

  • Awards: to be announced April 2005


  • Viewers: to be announced April 2005

  • Average Rating: to be announced April 2005

  • Weighted Rank: to be announced April 2005


When a straight guy (Scott Lunsford) falls for a girl (Emily Stiles), he poses as a gay guy to get closer to her through her gay best friend (Ryan Carnes).




Excerpt of my review on

The premise may seem shaky - writer/director Q. Allan Brocka characterized it as his attempt to emulate the spirit of a gay "Porky's" - but somehow it manages to infuse more heart and substance than one would expect into a film featuring a steamy 17-minute phone-sex scene. Even so, the film is best appreciated as a sexy guilty pleasure and for its sharp dialogue (Gwen, after learning that yet another boyfriend has come out, complains, "I feel like a turnstile at the White Party.")

The principal cast delivers performances that are surprisingly solid for a low-budget independent comedy, particularly Carnes (who can now be seen as Gabrielle's gay gardener in "Desperate Housewives") and Stiles. Verraros, a top 10 finalist from the first season of "American Idol," may be the biggest surprise, given his inexperience as an actor. He also performs several of the songs in the film, some of which he wrote.

You can read the complete review of "Eating Out" on

My Rating: 7

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