were the world mine

DVD Releases: June 9th 2009

Out this week we have one DVD to feature:  Were the World Mine. Get your copy of Were the World Mine here

  • Were the World Mine:  This is a modern fantasy retelling of  A Midsummer Night's Dream.  The movie is about Timothy who is cast as Puck in his school's upcoming production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."  The words of Shakespeare seize upon Timothy’s mind and lead him to create a love potion--which he uses to capture the heart of the school’s star rugby player, but also to make everyone see the world through his eyes. Soon the rugby coach is pursuing the school principal, the principal’s wife swoons for Timothy’s mother, and the school jocks are prancing around like ballerinas.  The trailers looks great.  I didn't get to watch it in the theaters due to it's limited release but Were the World Mine got good reviews.  I'm definitely going to rent this one.

Watch the trailer below.


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Were the World Mine

From what I have heard in the trailer, I am not sure if I am quite ready to move "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" to the side in favor of "Were the World Mine," but the premise is interesting and sure to be controversial with the right wing if they catch wind of it, but the trailer has my attention, and I am eager to see the flick.

"Were the World Mine" is a modern retelling of A Midsummer Night's Dream, following the adventures of High Schooler Timothy, a gay kid cast in a school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream as Puck. Somehow, he finds a love potion and runs around the city making everyone fall in love with a person of their same gender. To top it all off, it is a musical.

Since the movie has been compared with Hedwig by the critics, I can only hope it does take a serious look at the question of sexual orientation, and doesn't just use it as a point of tension for the sake of drama. It is hard to read that from the trailer, but I have my fingers crossed.

The movie is already in limited release, and it is available to save to your queue on Netflix. (I already did)

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