MY FAKE BOYFRIEND (USA) 2022

Cinema Queer by Marcelino Rosas

Andrew has a major problem: he can’t stay away from the toxic boyfriend who just dumped him. His meddling friends decide to help him out of his funk by creating Cristiano, a perfect fake boyfriend to woo him on social media.

Why do I like it? Why do I recommend it?

This was a fun movie from start to finish. I guess the main reason I enjoyed it was that they had a fun fresh take in doing a rom-com in a modern way. They did a great job highlighting the power of social media fame, the struggle with leaving a toxic relationship, catfishing, and finding true love when you least expect it. In a world that can be filled with liars and deceivers it’s important to stay in your truth and in your lane. I know this movie received mixed reviews but give it a try!

Excellent performance by Keiynan Lonsdale(The Flash, I love Simon), Dylan Sprouse(The Suite life of Zack and Cody), Samer Salem(The Boys), Marcus Rosner(Arrow), Sarah Hyland(Modern Family).

Available to stream: Amazon Prime

Marcelino Rosas
Marcelino Rosas

Marcelino “Marc” Rosas is a novelist, essayist and film reviewer whose writing centers on the intersection of Queer and Latinx identity. Raised in Los Angeles as the eldest son in a Mexican-American family with traditional views of masculinity, his debut novel Afuera (Out) and its follow-up Fuerte (Strong) are celebrated for their passionate and candid portrayal of the challenges confronting a young man coming of age in a machismo-dominated culture as he explores and finally fully embraces his identity as a gay Latino man. A one-time fashion and figure model himself, Marc has always had a strong appreciation for the arts, in particular film. Thus his passion for sharing hidden gems of queer cinema via his film reviews with his ever-growing audience. When not at his writing desk working on his next book, Marc spends his time in the gym or traveling with the love of his life Pieter, his husband of many years.

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