Monday, June 12th, 2023

Queerguru’s Jose Mayorga reviews GLITTER & DOOM a queer rom com/musical

A romantic comedy that is also a musical with the hits of the Indigo Girls.

Carefree Glitter (Alex Díaz) young and handsome, wants to become a professional circus performer and applies to the Ecole de Cirque in Paris. Doom (Alan Cammish) is a struggling musician, composer and singer. One night they met at Disco Berlin and there is an instant attraction for each other… a romance begins. In the meantime. when Doom receives private messages in his cell phone, and drives a classic turquoise Ford truck. Glitter also drives a classic white Jaguar, while on the road and on their expeditions, they share their dreams and expectations.

A kind of shallow tale, music and singing alternate with acting and dancing, and the mixture is unfortunate. We follow the two protagonists in their interactions and struggles, while they go camping on a rainy night, and are witnesses of a new dawn, the miracle of light and sun… (references to the Fireworks of the 4th. of July are included). There are also hints of Doom´s mother Robin and her story. Sometimes a film into a film brings a happy ending.

The film is beautifully photographed by Cristian Solano. The production has an all-queer supporting cast and is filmed in Mexico,  directed by Tom Gustafson based on a screenplay by Cory Krueckeberg.

The movie will be screened next at Frameline Festival in San Francisco.



Review by José Mayorga , Guatemala, Central America lawyer and notary public, visual artist, and editor of El Azar Cultural, lives and works in Guatemala City. Cinema lover, curious about the possibilities life brings and eager to live the experience.

Posted by queerguru  at  19:25


Genres:  international, musicals, rom-com

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