Have you ever dreamed a dream? Well in this joyous short from Crush and True Love director Michael J Saul, Yogurt World employee Daniel Ferguson dreams of a career as the Jennifer Beals of the male Go Go Dancing scene; after all he knows how to move far more than the prime cuts of static man-beef on stage at his local gay bar.
Yet therein lies his problem, given his thin as a rake physique promptly results with Daniel becoming a Go Go Reject, that of an audition outcast at seemingly every club in town. Undaunted by his failure to fulfil his childhood dream, youíve somehow just got a feeling that this boy is going to flashdance his way to success, with a little bit of imagination and love that is.
Written, produced and starring Heath Daniels as Daniel, as based on his "true life tragedy" attempts at Go Go Dancing in West Hollywood, the result is an inspired send-up of the Go Go scene itself. That such was ripe for the picking sees the cast throw themselves in at the jovial deep end, with Iva Turner as Danielís co-worker Becky in particular delivering a series of deadpan one-liners, thereby allowing Matthew Bridges as his namesake to provide a shoulder to lean on and Korken Alexander as Go Go Pro Cesar, perhaps something closer to the heart.
Only this is the Heath Daniels show; his upbeat approach to life in the face of incessant "youíre too skinny" feedback giving way to the maxim donít give up on your dreams, a heartfelt message that is laced between a set of cool dance steps and some cute eye-candy. Complete with an end credit sequence that includes a series of inserts from the cast on the way to succeed, or perhaps not, on the Go Go scene, this comical delight is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face in an ever so choreographed way. Need more be said?
available on DVD as part of the Peccadillo Pictures catalogue - 'Boys On Film 5: Candy Boy' release 25.10.2010
starring: Heath Daniels / Daniel, Matthew Bridges / Matthew, Michael Estime / Tanner, Korken
Alexander / Cesar, Drew Droege / Anthony Mojo, Travis Dixon / Waldorf Go Go Dancer
and introducing Iva Turner as Becky and Miles Elliot as Young Daniel.
cameo appearance by Michael J Saul as a Club Owner.