Welcome to Queer Movie Friday, a series of posts where I review LGBT+ themed movies on a Friday. For my first post in this series I’m reviewing the 2010 movie You should meet my son!.
Director: Keith Hartman
Genre: Comedy, family
Average rating: 6.7/10
What I love about this movie is that it’s very unique in its plot. Most LGBT+ themed movies are all about romance, while this one is about family, friendship and loving people for who they are.
The movie follows a southern mother as she finds out that her son is gay. She and her sister are desperate at first, but slowly come to the conclusion that the most important thing is for him to be happy – so they give up on finding a wife for him, and instead set out to find the perfect husband.
The movie has a very indie feel to it, with lots of simple scenes that don’t require a huge budget but are incredibly well done. We follow these two older women on their journey through the gay world, from conversion therapy to clubs and partying with drag queens. All of this, while sad at first, is presented with a lot of humour, and even the darker parts of the film are funny to watch. The humour is subtle and just kind of there, without it ever feeling like the movie is trying too hard, which makes for a lovely watching experience.
I loved watching the two women discover how the internet works and that there is a huge world out there just for gay people.
The ending of the movie is definitely my favourite part – it’s heart-warming and all about having a wonderful, loving family. There’s no unnecessary drama, no pointless romance. Just family and friends.
In conclusion, this a wonderful movie about love – not just the romantic kind, but love for your family and the people around you. I highly recommend it.
‘Till next time and happy