* an ongoing project for gay pride month
Director: Eli Roth
Stars: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson
In a Nutshell: Two college guys abroad follow their dicks to a hostel that is supposed to be filled with women who love to fuck American men. Once they have checked in to the Eastern European inn, they are kidnapped and brought to a grimy enclave where rich men pay handsomely to torture, maim and kill college students.
What's So Gay About It? Bitch Please! Jay Hernandez is a pint sized sexy, pouty lipped, final boy who looks great with a ball gag in his mouth - no wait, I kid, I'm a kidder! But seriously, as much as I detested this disgusting little movie, I could not help but feel that Eli Roth might have been working through some kind of sick, sexual longings that might have been festering in his head. Oddly, this movie focuses on men, victimizing other men to satisfy a sadistic urge - clearly the patrons of the Elite Hunting Club are terrified by their sexual desires - but mutilations? Hey, that's cool. But back to Hernandez - I might be wrong, but I am pretty sure that the character of Paxton might be the first honest to goodness "final boy"... and he's way prettier than Jamie Lee Curtis .
Cool Stuff: Actually, less cool, and more disturbing: Roth claimed that his inspiration for Hostel came when he heard about alleged "murder vacations" that were available in Europe for wealthy folk with a taste for blood. Apparently, he could find no one to talk to about this - hopefully it's just an urban legend.
Gay Quotiablity: I get a lot of money for you, and that makes you MY bitch.