The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green | Theater Critic's Choice | Chicago Reader

Arts & Culture » Theater Critic's Choice

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

by

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

comment

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.

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Give $35/month →  
  Give $10/month →  
  Give  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  → 

Add a comment