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The Gay Deceivers

Released 1969
Distributor Fanfare Films

In 1969 eligible young men would try just about anything to get out of The Draft, including wounding themselves. A less drastic tack is taken by the heroes of Bruce Kessler’s drive-in situation comedy: they pretend to be gay, and have to keep up the pretense while trying to date girls on the side. The expected stereotypes abound, but all looks pretty goofy and innocuous today. Some in the LGBT community consider it progressive for its time. A bikini-clad Candice Rialson can be glimpsed in a bit part on her way to B-movie stardom.

About David Decoteau

David DeCoteau has worked professionally in the movie business since he was 18 years old. He got his start through a generous offer from movie legend Roger Corman who hired him in 1980 as a production assistant at New World Pictures. In 1986, Decoteau directed and produced his first feature film for another generous film legend, Charles Band. Decoteau has gone on to produce and direct more than sixty motion pictures over the past twenty five years. He resides in British Columbia, Canada. Learn more about David and his work at Rapidheart.