Carnes would NEVER date Verraros!
Starring ex-American Idol wannabe Jim Verraros and Desperate Housewives' Ryan Carnes, Eating Out is another "playful romp" from gay cinema: A straight man dates a dude so that he can get close to the dude's straight girl roommate. Despite the fact that this film is queer-written and -directed (by Q. Allan Brocka), the gay "themes" seem incidental--the breeders end up deciding the fate of them all. An odd-but-piquing phone sex scene and some snappy gay-speak ("What's the big Kim Deal?") are the only reasons to watch--but soon, even these become, respectively, creepy and forced.