We were as giddy as fairies when we read Shana's write up and Popnography blog post about Tom Gustafson's delightful new gay movie musical, Were the World Mine. Centering around a bullied gay high school teen who, in rehearsals for his all-boy school's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, concocts a magic potion that he uses to turn not only his unrequited love but the whole town gay, it's a fantasy straight from our in-the-closet teenage years that we were happy to get lost in. And the story wasn't the only thing that made us swoon -- lead Tanner Cohen, who plays the outcasted Timothy, is a tall drink of what we can only assume is delicious water.
Having finally seen the movie, we immediately fell in love with Tanner's big beautiful eyes, his voice and, most importantly, his wardrobe! Beyond the scenes of sexy daydreams that have boys covered in glitter and wearing lame shorts, the way he punks up his school uniform with pale skinny jeans, dirty Converse sneakers and a disheveled cardigan under his blazer is the queer take on the Gossip Girl look we keep waiting to see on the CW. And when he's not at school, we've hardly seen any young hottie who can rock a hooded sweatshirt and an I NY shirt -- all while shaking his thang to Mika no less -- like Cohen.
Were the World Mine is enjoying a limited release after a slew of good reviews and awards on the festival circuit. If you're looking for your chance to see Cohen and his merry-band of 'mos, click here for release dates.
-- SETH PLATTNER