In G.B.F., social warfare erupts when three high school clique queens battle for supremacy: drama diva Caprice, Mormon princess 'Shley and blonde fashionista Fawcett. When Tanner is outted, he finds himself cast as the hottest new accessory: The Gay Best Friend. The clique queens immediately pounce, forcing him to choose between popularity and the true friends - including his own B.F.F. Brent - that he's leaving behind.
" [A] very funny and thoughtful take on how straights often objectify queers - and how increased visibility in the media can result in an expectation to conform to stereotypes. "
" At first, it appears that "G.B.F." is going to be a gay send-up of "Mean Girls." But this cleverly scripted, crowd-pleasing teen comedy proves to be more than that. "
" Director Darren Stein clearly has some serious themes in mind, even as most of his characters exhibit all the brain cells of amoebae. "
" Genially cartoonish but also rather sweet. "
" It's a frothy satire about adolescent social manners, a bit like "Clueless" or a tongue-in-cheek take on the 1980s-'90s "Degrassi" television series. "
" It's cheery but still has a bit of a bite, makes a point without ever being too preachy and features a litany of quotable lines with a cleverness not seen since Heathers. "
" Offers an admirable message of tolerance for teen audiences - too bad it's been absurdly saddled with an R rating, even though there's far less innuendo than in "Easy A.'' "
" The young cast holds their own, though Megan Mullally as Tanner's best friend's mother steals all her scenes. "
" Until being young and gay is a nonissue for everyone everywhere, these kinds of stories will always have their place. "
" "G.B.F" works its concept to death as its silly story builds to a prom scene that revolves around a tepid, underwhelming homage to "Carrie." "
" A few sweet moments highlight the importance of acceptance and being yourself, but these after-school-special interludes clash with the snarky tone. "
" I guess I've seen worse teen sex comedies, but it's rare to encounter one this stupid. "
" Occasional laughs don't outweigh an incoherent tone in gay-forward teen comedy. "
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