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Gay Hollywood Dad

USA, English, 95 mins

  • Director: Simon Steuri; Frank Howley; Quentin Lee; Daric Loo; Jason Tobin; Oscar Tsai
  • Producer: Quentin Lee; Daric Loo; Elizabeth Sung

CGiii Comment

Presumably, this is all the episodes of the web series bundled together to make a feature length 'documentary' - well, they needn't have bothered!

As we all know, filmmakers are [usually] the first to jump onto any old bandwagon that drives into town. The tsunamis of same-sex wedding docs, trans*docs have been an unstoppable force. Brace yourselves, here comes another one!

The gay dad [or dads] tidal wave is just about to hit...and, everyone is going to go 'aaaw' at the cute little baby. Gay Hollywood Dad - certainly - has the cutest little baby...and, that's all it has!

Now, if you are expecting a meaningful discussion on - say - single parenting...or, a debate on surrogacy versus adoption...then, look elsewhere. Because...this is a self-serving, self-promoting film about a [somewhat delusional] filmmaker who happens to have a [very cute] baby!

Right slap bang in the middle of this documentary, the viewer is treated to Quentin Lee's short [horror] film, On Halloween - indeed, it is a horror! As a director, Mr Lee isn't about to get a star on the walk-of-fame!

6 directors have been credited...yes, 6!!! Perhaps, they got a little confused with the terminology...'camera operator' does not mean director!

Gay Hollywood Dad is a repackaged home-movie/web-series...that really says nothing meaningful about parenting...or, about filmmaking. But, it does raise one important question: Why make something so fatuously self-serving in the first place?!?


Trailer...

The(ir) Blurb...

Living under the Hollywood sign, single gay dad Quentin Lee juggles between raising his newborn baby by himself and making his means as an acclaimed independent film director with hilarity and drama. “What have I gotten myself into!?” Gay Hollywood Dad chronicles the first six weeks of Quentin’s journey as a single dad from cutting his son’s umbilical cord in a hospital of Ohio to sleepless nights feeding the baby to bringing the baby to his independent film premiere.

Cast & Characters

Junyi Casper Lee
Quentin Lee
Candy Cheung
Viet Dang
Elizabeth Sung
Akemi Look
Jason Tobin
Jerry Hernandez
A.P. Gonzalez
Kevin Huie
Michelle Tobin

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