Jun 1, 2014

Tad Hilgenbrink: Corey Haim for the 2000s

I haven't seen any of those American Pie movies -- they sound awful, especially the straight-to-video American Pie Presents Band Camp (2005). It starred Tad Hilgenbrink as Matt Stifler, rabble-rousing brother of Steve Stifler, who is sent to the nerdish band camp as a form of punishment, but ends up helping them win a competition with a rival camp and (naturally) getting the girl.

But apparently there were some "ha-ha, it looks like a penis" jokes.

Besides, Tad is from my neighborhood: he grew up in Quincy, Illinois, near the Quad Cities, and attended Milikin University in Decatur.

And he has a respectable physique.

His only specifically gay role is in The Curiosity of Chance (2006):  he played the flamboyantly feminine and gay Chance Marquis (when will they have a gay character named Bob Smith?), who forms some friendships with other outcasts at his high school while exploring his drag persona.

Since then he's played mostly in slasher films, which of course I haven't seen. .

But you might be interested in Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008), which pairs surfer dude Chris (Tad) with vampire hunter Edgar Frog (Corey Feldman) from the original Lost Boys movie.

The original has some amazing gay subtexts.

See also: Corey Haim's Bubble Bath.