- The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green
"The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green" is a syndicated
comic stripdrawn by Eric Orner. Appearing in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender publications, the strip's title character is Ethan Green, a young gayman trying to balance his professional career as a personal assistant with his search for love. It was started in 1989.
name = The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green
writer = David Vernon
music = Roy Firestone
here! Films (international)
April 29, 2005 ( Tribeca Film Festival)
runtime = 88 minutes
country = USA
language = English
imdb_id = 0424287In
2005, George Bamberdirected a film based on the comic strip, starring Daniel Letterleas Ethan Green, Meredith Baxteras his mother, Diego Serranoas his boyfriend Kyle, Shanola Hamptonas his roommate Charlotte and Joel Brooksand Richard Riehleas the Hat Sisters, an older gay couple in Ethan's circle of friends who are known for wearing outrageous hats.
26 year-old Ethan lives with roommate Charlotte in a house owned by his ex-boyfriend Leo in
West Hollywood. Ethan has been dating former pro baseballplayer-turned-autobiographer Kyle Underhill for several months, so when Leo announces he plans to sell the house, Ethan starts dropping hints to Kyle that they should live together. Inexplicably, when Kyle actually asks him to move in, Ethan breaks up with him.
Ethan hooks up with a younger man, Punch, who works in a real estate office. Together they conspire to delay the sale of Leo's house by convincing him to sign with the world's worst realtor, the terminally depressed Sunny Deal. However, Charlotte ends up sleeping with Sunny which knocks her out of her depression and motivates her to make the sale.
Meanwhile, after a nostalgic one-night stand, Ethan has decided he wants to get back together with Leo. Unfortunately, Leo has gotten engaged to a controlling and even emotionally abusive
gay RepublicanChester Baer and Ethan's event planner mother has agreed to plan their commitment ceremony.
In an odd moment, Leo, Punch and Kyle end up in a torrid threesome in Ethan's bedroom. Punch decides that Ethan isn't mature enough for him and dumps him. Kyle, who'd been considering taking Ethan back, abruptly changes his mind. Chester forgives Leo and they go ahead with their plans. The house sells, Charlotte and Sunny move in together and Ethan signs a lease at a local
Ethan crashes the commitment ceremony but only to give Leo his silent blessing. However, at the altar, Leo has an anxiety attack and has to be taken away in an ambulance. A few days later Ethan settles in at the retirement community and the screen fades to black with the words THE END.
The screen then fades back up on Leo talking with a lady retiree. As Ethan stands nearby, Leo tells her that he gave Chester his ring back and broke up with him. Leo has realized that he still loves Ethan. He and Ethan reconcile and the film ends as they kiss.
* [http://www.ethangreen.com/about.html Eric Orner's homepage]
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424287/ "The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green"] at
Internet Movie Database
* [http://www.ethangreen-themovie.com/ Official movie website]
* [http://www.planetout.com/entertainment/comics/ethan/archive/splash.html "Ethan Green" comics archive] at
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