G.B.F.

A high school’s first openly homosexual student (Michael J. Willett) becomes a status symbol for three social butterflies (Andrea Bowen, Sasha Pieterse, Xosha Roquemore) seeking their own Gay Best Friend. Screenwriter George Northy seems to be aiming for a satire of teen society a la Mean Girls (directly referenced more than once), yet the main character is forced into so many LGBT stereotypes that the movie comes off as borderline offensive. A few sweet moments highlight the importance of acceptance and being yourself, but these after-school-special interludes clash with the snarky tone. Darren Stein directed, and Megan Mullally and Natasha Lyonne appear all too briefly as dysfunctional adults.