Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World

Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World

USA, 2007, 80 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Gay
Programs: Showcases, U.S. Features
Language: English

DIRECTOR: Q. Allan Brocka

In 1999, noticing the recent burst in gay and lesbian characters on television, writer/director Q. Allan Brocka created an animated short film that portrayed the gay community as he knew (and loved) it. Premiering at Sundance and playing at film festivals around the world, Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World touched the hearts of millions, saying what we are all feeling—but could never say, at least until we’re behind closed doors. LOGO welcomes us back to the gayest of gay ghettoes, West Lahunga Beach, a trendy neighborhood with its own time zone, where Rick and Steve make their fabulously decorated double-income-no-children home. The insults fly, nothing goes unspoken, and the ugly, bitter truth about domestic bliss never looked so cute.
Rick and Steve have been LTRing it for seven years and live with their sometimes magical pussycat Pussy in a gorgeous little two-bedroom. Kirsten and her grumpy wife Dana have cohabitated for three long, drama-filled but satisfying years. Rick is Kirsten’s first choice to father their child — the only catch is Kirsten’s wife and Rick’s husband are avowed mortal enemies. Steve’s best friend and bad influence is Chuck, a bitter, old queen who is outspoken, HIV positive and confined to a wheelchair. Chuck’s partner of four years is Evan, a feisty 19-year-old club kid who never sleeps.
Despite their differences, these three couples are there for each other through ugly and uglier. Though they bicker, bite, cheat, assassinate character and occasionally attempt manslaughter, at the end of the day, they’re still family. This makes surviving in the cute, plastic, gay and unforgiving world of West Lahunga Beach just a little bit easier.

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