The movie stars nobody and nobody in the role of clerks at this joint in the middle of nowhere. Ok, the movie was made in 1994 and perhaps there was a little less homophobia awareness, but this movie was awful. I could not believe it. The movie was sprinkled with homophobia, I could not believe it.
One of the worst cases happened when nobody 1 tells nobody 2 that his ex-girlfriend had "half-cheated" on him. What happened was, his girlfriend wanted to cheat on him at this party with some guy, who would have supposedly been waiting for her in a dark bedroom, but nobody 1 was the actual guy in that bedroom, and the girlfriend only found out she was actually having sex with her own boyfriend after she groaned the wrong name and lights were on, and she was shocked. In the other dark bedroom, the guy who was supposedly going to hook up with the cheater-girlfriend, ended up hooking up with another guy, and nobody 1 says the two guys were now living somewhere, raising sheep (or goats). Later on, while recounting that half-cheating story, nobody 2 says that the ex-girlfriend lead the guy who she was supposed to have sex with, into a “deviant lifestyle.”
I gotta give it up for Kevin Smith though (the writer/director). The story and most of the other little sub-plots in the movie were pretty ingenious. That actually turns this movie into a worse case of a shipwreck -- you know, a movie that is otherwise good and likable is used to spread homophobia, or worse, use the gays for a cheap laugh.
There were various other homophobic slurs uttered throughout the movie (you know, the usual…faggot, bla bla bla). Shame on you Smith! No wonder GLAAD was all over your ass in 2001.
And you think that having an openly gay older brother would help stop the homophobia? Think again. Kevin has an openly gay older brother, Donald Smith.