DIRECTOR: Richard Day
CLOSED CAPTIONING: Yes
Hunky screen idol Guy Stone, played with crackling comic timing by Matt Letscher, is the dreamboat of every woman in America and the secret lover of every hot stud in Hollywood. A rock-solid manly man with the slightest little wiggle in his walk, Guy is the top choice for the lead in Ben Hur.
But when a few homo-criminating photos pop up, the studio arranges an instant marriage of convenience to starry-eyed secretary Sally. Guy's life snowballs into a side-splitting struggle to keep his pink streak from his clueless bride and stay on top of the Hollywood A-list. Enter eye-catching leftist-agitator Rick, a novelist turned screenwriter and, well... Ben Hur-Ben-shmur. For the first time ever, Guy actually falls in love with the guy. Writer/director Richard Day (Girls Will Be Girls) pokes gleeful fun at McCarthy-era Red-baiting and the hypocrisy of the celluloid closet.
With a cheeky Technicolor production design and outrageously hilarious supporting performances by Carrie Preston, Jack Plotnick and Veronica Cartwright, Straight-Jacket keeps the laughs firing at such a rapid pace, you may be taken aback when it actually steals your heart.
Reviews: "A Delirious Comedy" - Los Angeles Times
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