Nov 12, 2013

Papadopoulos & Sons: My Big Fat Gay Brother

If you haven't had enough of the "see how colorful and funloving the Greeks are!" yet, check out Papadopoulos & Sons (2012).  Millionaire Harry Papadopoulous (Stephen Dillane of Game of Thrones) loses everything, and he and his family (and accountant) have to seek refuge with his estranged brother Spiros (Georges Corriface), who runs the decrepit Three Brothers Fish & Chip Shop.  Expect lots of loud arguments, fish-out-of-water exploits, and a hetero romance between Harry's daughter and the son of the Turkish kebab shop down the block (Cesare Taurasi of The Borgias).

And not a lot of beefcake, though Frank Dillane and Georgia Groome (Harry's teenage children Frank and Kate) did this publicity shot.






And Georges Corriface (left) has appeared nude elsewhere.

It doesn't sound like there's any more gay content than in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

But, surprisingly, Spiros doesn't express significant heterosexual interest, and the numerous past problems and disagreements that the brothers relive can be taken as a history of homophobic rejection.





And an important subplot involves Harry trying to find a common ground with his teenage son James, a probably-gay plant enthusiast. Frank Dillane, by the way, played a gay-vague Tom Riddle, the teenage Voldemort, in the Harry Potter series and is rumored to be gay in real life.

As heartwarming, family-friendly fare goes, this is about as gay as it gets.