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The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

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As a little boy, Ethan Green responds to a reading of "Cinderella" with the crack "She coulda done better." But by age 26 he's looking for love himself and can't keep it when he finds it. Based on a comic strip by Eric Orner (who provides an animation sequence), this amusing low-budget video chronicles Ethan's romantic misadventures while satirizing same-sex marriage, gay Republicans, online dating, lesbian stereotypes, and gay culture's obsession with youth. Directed by George Bamber from a witty screenplay by David Vernon, it veers between screwball farce and feel-good sitcom, with a cast that includes deadpan Daniel Letterle (Camp) as Ethan; Meredith Baxter as his mom (a gay-wedding planner); and Richard Riehle and Joel Brooks as his outrageously garbed "aunties," the Hat Sisters. R, 88 min. Landmark's Century Centre.

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