Wanna Be in a Movie?
Fred Caruso has quite a few film credits under his belt. The producer, director and screenwriter was responsible for “The Big Gay Musical“ and “You Can’t Have it All“ starring Jon Londstrom from “As the World Turns” fame and Wendy Malick of “Hot in Cleveland” and “Just Shoot Me.” Thom Cardwell, executive director of the Philadelphia Cinema Alliance, wrote the screenplay for “You Can’t Have it All,” which shot in Philly this past spring.
Caruso is again rolling out the red carpet treatment in Philly, this time filming a mockumentary “Go-Go Crazy.” Centered on a go-go boy contest, five handsome contestants will duke it out for a top prize, along with a fair share of comedy and camp.
The mockumentary will start filming Nov. 2 throughout the Gayborhood at familiar bars and gyms. Locals are also invited to become extras in the audience at the go-go boy competition to be held and shot on Nov. 5 at Voyeur Nightclub.
“I personally love strippers and mockumentaries, so I thought that it would be a lot of fun to turn that love into a fun movie,” says Caruso. “It’ll be a lot of camp, a little sex, an entertaining dose of sabotage and certainly some real dirty tricks to keep things interesting and lively.”
The film, which will combine scripted dialogue with plenty of improvisation, features an eccentric cast of characters that include drag queens, strippers, over-the-top judges and sassy bartenders.
A few well-known figures from Broadway and film will star in the new flick, including Michael Cusumano (currently in the Broadway production of Chicago), Eric Spear (from the national tour of Billy Joel’s Moving Out), Derek St. Pierre (from Broadway’s Rock of Ages), Jake Steel (an adult film star), and drag queen extraordinaire Hedda Lettuce. Philly’s Cardwell is also serving as associate producer.
“You will be getting a movie that will turn you on,” promises Caruso, “bend you over with laughter and then, yes, give you a happy ending.”