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Director: Rikki Beadle Blair
Starring: Duncan MacInnes, Ian Sharp, Kyle Treslove, Ludvig Bonin, Craig Storrod, Nathan Clough, Alexis Gregory, Stephen Hoo, Rikki Beadle Blair, Jai Rajani, Jason Maza, Jay Brown, Sasha Frost, Michael Lindall, Jack Shalloo, Vincent Jerome, Rebecca Joerin, Samantha
Synopsis: An all-gay football [soccer] team with loads of issues ends up facing the baddest, meanest team in the league (with just as many issues).
Quick review: Ten guys, most of them pretty hot, running around shirtless with tight shorts on. Do I have your attention? The film is about a five-on-five league soccer match. The new team, Platoon FC, is a group of gay men whose captain would prefer no one knows they're gay. That proves to be difficult, because of few of the members and their boyfriends are flaming. They think they're in for an easy match against the Pandas, but a scheduling error has them playing the team that was warned for, among other things, pulling knives on their opponents. It's a one hour match, and what is really surprising about this soccer film is how little soccer is actually played. There is too much drama happening, on both teams, to worry about the game. There's one guy wanted by the police; another taking steroids with anger issues; two lovers dealing with a stalking fag hag; an overprotective foster parent; and on and on and on. It's way over the top, and that's what makes it fun. Rikki Beadle Blair, star and writer of the UK's Metrosexuality and one of the writer's for Noah's Arc, wrote and directed this film and made it a tribute to Justin Fashanu, the first out soccer player in the UK who committed suicide in 1998. As long as you don't take it seriously, this is a fun film. But if life were really this crazy ... thankfully, it is not.