- Elf 2017
Strapped for Danger
Ted Marr, Richard Griffin, Lenny Schwartz for Scorpio Film Releasing
directed by Richard Griffin
starring Anthony Gaudette, Diego Guevara, Dan Mauro, Anna Rizzo, Johnny Sederquist, Sarah Reed, Chris Goodwin, Lars Rieck, Timothy Bonavita, Evan Clinton, Charlie Ferguson, Mark-Eugene Garcia, Aaron Andrade, Chris Pelletier, Brandon Grimes, Matthew Menendez, Chad Michael, Hannah Heckman-McKenna, Lee Rush, Aidan Laliberte, Graham Stokes, Michael Thurber, Jay Walker, Geoff White, Ryan Hanley, Ashley Harmon, T.J. Frizzi, Alex DiVincenzo
written by Duncan Pflaster, music by Lightwave '80
Three male strippers (Anthony Gaudette, Diego Guevara, Dan Mauro)
conduct a heist on the very club they're dancing at ... and when things
don't go as planned and they're surrounded by the police, they take a cop,
Rod (Charlie Ferguson) hostage and make a daring getaway to the trio's
only straight guy Chuck's (Dan Mauro) frat house - where the other two
have to pretend they're not gay to receive help from Chuck's frat brothers
while also explaining why they have Rod, tied up, gagged and stripped to
his underpants, with them ... thank God then it's pledge week, and they
throw him in with the other pledges, most of whom have let the frat
brothers strip them and tie them up in order to humiliate them, just so
they can get into the fraternity ...
Things get out of hand when Joanne
(Anna Rizzo), a cop (not so) secretly in love with Rod gets wind of where
they might be. And Joanne is positively insane ...
Ok, a few
words up front, if you're offended by male full frontal nudity, then this
film is not for you, as uncovered penises pop into the picture on quite a
few occasions here (after all, this is about male strippers and male
pleges). Also, if you're not into at times quite crude humour or insist on
political correctness at all times, then better stay away.
said, this film is basically so much fun, a heist movie spiked with tons
of gay jokes (for the record, director Richard Griffin is openly gay
himself), situation comedy and random silliness, carried by a cast who all
basically play caricatures - but play them well to at times give the film
a rather cartoon-like feeling, which fits it very well.
definitely worth a watch ... if you're in for everything mentioned above!