Suddenly, last bummer

Movie: Camp

Our Rating: 2.50

If the WB had a queer sister channel, here's what its programming might look like. Happily sequestered at theater camp, a group of high-school drag queens and fag hags find their cherished summer hang turned topsy-turvy by the arrival of a dreamy straight boy who instantly becomes the subject of all their fantasies. (The movie does a pretty good job of objectifying him, too.) A handful of awfully catchy original songs highlight the movie's warmed-over Sondheim-isms, but the "dramatic" portion of this kinda-satirical, kinda-not production is strictly amateur-hour. The plotting and performances are so rarely on the same page that the moments of motivational lucidity seem to have been arrived at almost by accident.)


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.