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Lainie Kazan's 'Oy Vey' Moment

By Eleanor Goldberg

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Filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky’s “Oy Vey, My Son Is Gay,” slated to be released this fall, offers the exact story line that the title suggests: overbearing Jewish mother from Long Island (Lainie Kazan) hurls eligible Jewish bachelorettes at her nice, but (no-so-secretly) gay son, Nelson (John Lloyd Young). But Nelson is already in a relationship — with his live-in boyfriend, Angelo (Jai Rodriguez of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”).

The movie features a slew of other notable names, like Carmen Electra, who takes on the role of playmate neighbor and Nelson’s would-be girlfriend, and “The Sopranos” Vincent Pastore, who gives us what he does best — the Italian dad; in this film, he plays the macho father of Nelson’s boyfriend.

The film explores how both sets of parents’ grapple with their sons’ sexuality, and the sometimes-uncomfortable communal responses that it invokes. The trailer is below:

Jonny Filmo Tue. May 5, 2009

That MAY be the worst looking film ever made. MAY. Im sure something is worse, but it just didnt have the budget to cut a trailer so we dont know about it.

Marcia Almey Tue. May 5, 2009

This looks absolutely hilarious.

judi tepe Tue. May 5, 2009

This may be the worst movie ever made. The trailer looks really stupid. And I can't wait to see it!!!

Alia Ramer Tue. May 5, 2009

It actually could be good, but the title just makes you cringe...

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