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Dream Boat on Netflix

Anyone watch this disasterpiece? I'll give you the CliffsNotes: It's basically about a ship full of eIder Dataloungers dressed in a variety of ridiculous, embarrassing outfits. Watch it & weep!

by Anonymousreply 73Last Wednesday at 5:52 PM

Are any native English speakers featured?

It looks like an ad for some gay cruise line. I wouldn’t be surprised if the cruise put up the cash for the documentary.

Cruises are for cheesy gays.

by Anonymousreply 112/06/2017

Yes, there's a black guy from New York. There really wasn't much advertising for the cruise line (at least that I noticed) and if their intent was to get me to want to go on one of their cruises, they failed miserably. I have a hard time imagining anywhere else on earth I'd feel more out of place than aboard that ship. I actually felt bad for the staff who had to clean up allllllllll the used condoms off of the deck. Talk about a workplace bio health hazard.

by Anonymousreply 212/06/2017

Used condoms???Puhleeze, probably not one condom was unwarpped during this cruise. And the thought that anyone from DL is on board is just silly. Unless they filmed the shuffleboard caftan festival on the aft deck

by Anonymousreply 312/06/2017

Oh honey, watch it. There were definitely Dataloungers on that ship.

by Anonymousreply 412/06/2017

ewww i skimmed this after getting it for free on gaytorrents. it's gross. the whole premise is disgusting. hedonism on display with narcissistic sleazeballs in pouch speedos, assless undies and femme fatties and drag queen themed nights . awful. lol you can smell the poppers and giorgio of beverly hills "wings"

by Anonymousreply 512/06/2017

All those guys are busted AF.

by Anonymousreply 612/06/2017

Oh the ones in the trailer are the 'hot' ones, R6!

by Anonymousreply 712/06/2017

r5, I was thinking of downloading it off there because I saw porn actor Logan Moore in the preview. Is he actually interviewed or just passing eye candy

by Anonymousreply 812/06/2017

You get to see a dance floor blowjob.

by Anonymousreply 912/06/2017

What a dreary-assed waste of time this was. A friend recommended it, so I held on. Otherwise, I would have jumped this ship in the first 10 minutes.

To be avoided.

by Anonymousreply 1012/06/2017

I hope no straight people see this. We have enough problems already.

by Anonymousreply 1112/06/2017

They look quite sleazy and so what. The guys in the OP's pic are not "eldergays". Fuck off OP.

by Anonymousreply 1212/06/2017

Ugh. Sorry, I can't with the gay cruisers. It's a red-flag for sure.

by Anonymousreply 1312/06/2017

The thought of being on a cruise like that terrifies me. Like being stuck in a gay dance bar for a week with nowhere to escape to.

by Anonymousreply 1412/06/2017

Pretty people don't have to pay to have a good time.

But I do like the docu's angle of people from anti gay countries doing these circuit (ship) cruise parties to celebrate who they are.

by Anonymousreply 1512/06/2017

[quote]The guys in the OP's pic are not "eldergays". Fuck off OP.

Did it ever occur to you that maybe the trailer doesn't show the eIdergays so that people will actually WATCH it?

by Anonymousreply 1612/06/2017

If you are looking for love and long term relationship than a gay cruise isn't the best place to find it.

Come to think of it, there aren't many places that gay men can meet other gays without a "I'm only here to fuck" mantric tone.

by Anonymousreply 1712/06/2017

I am 100% homosexual, and even I can't fathom going on a cruise like that. That's just too damn many queers in one place at one time for me.

by Anonymousreply 1812/06/2017

Its not my cup of tea or my crowd. But it seems churlish for "tasteful friends" to poo poo the tacky gays who choose such holidays and enjoy them. Eek gads, many probably save up their money for a year to buy such holidays, and want to have a good time. The scandal of it all.

by Anonymousreply 1912/06/2017

Gay cruises are the male versions of Michfest where gay guys can't wait to escape the real world to be fabulous gays around other fabulous gays and be absolutely fabulously gay for a couple of days.

by Anonymousreply 2012/06/2017

Reminds me of when a friend and I went to the White Party in Palm Springs one year. We felt so out of place. It's like we were looking into a fish tank with a lot of crazy multicolored fishes. Nothing that was going on clicked with us. It actually made me kind of sad. I'm not sure why. Maybe because I realized I wasn't a member of the tribe.

by Anonymousreply 2112/06/2017

It's like a visit at a Disney theme park. It can be fun with the right people at your side for a little while but getting tedious when you are alone (or not with the right people at your side) and / or stay for too long.

by Anonymousreply 2212/06/2017

r8 i don't know who that is...but i did only skim through there, was a guy dressed like sia at the drag dinner though. lol

by Anonymousreply 2312/06/2017

R21, you felt out of place at the Palm Springs White Party because you weren't strung out on party drugs.

by Anonymousreply 2412/06/2017

[quote]Yes, there's a black guy from New York.

No white guy from New York?

by Anonymousreply 2512/06/2017

It looks like a documentary about Atlantis Cruises - is that what it is?

by Anonymousreply 2612/06/2017

I watched it and have to agree that it was sad. That ship looked filthy. There’s no way I would’ve been able to eat anything on that ship. I really think some of the guys on there had mental issues.

At least the guy from Dubai? knew the cruel ways of the gays and that he didn’t measure up. They showed him alone a lot and him staying in his room because he was being ignored by everyone.

by Anonymousreply 2712/06/2017

an Israeli dragging on Palestinians. Typical. At least he wasn't shooting an elderly woman in the head, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 2812/06/2017

Gay Cruises = White Trash sex orgies with lots of meth & cocaine!

by Anonymousreply 2912/06/2017

Sad depressing movie. Lonely guys from various countries flock to this once-a-year gay cruise (organized by an event production company who charters a cruise ship). Trying to escape their repressed environment, attempting to look and act in order to fit in some mythical tribe, or their perceptions of what it might be.

Documentary is produced by a German company with a lot of broken English dialogue, feels like we’re missing lots of the original message. Almost felt like a throwback to old Yahoo chatrooms at certain parts of the day.

by Anonymousreply 3012/07/2017

Was this really a documentary though? The shots all seemed too perfectly set up with a static camera angle, and the film has a writer. Do most documentaries have writers?

by Anonymousreply 3112/07/2017

This ghastly film concentrated on the cross dressers and other freaks. The vast majority of guys on these cruises are normal guys looking for a good party and a vacation at sea

by Anonymousreply 3212/07/2017

R31 strangely IMDB doesn’t list a writer, but it’s not that uncommon to have one. In a “classic” doc there often is some or tons of narration, to introduce topics, bridge segments, provide context, and obviously this needs to be scripted.

by Anonymousreply 3312/08/2017

This is why we can't have nice things.

by Anonymousreply 3412/08/2017

[quote]strangely IMDB doesn’t list a writer, but it’s not that uncommon to have one. In a “classic” doc there often is some or tons of narration, to introduce topics, bridge segments, provide context, and obviously this needs to be scripted.

I get that, but this "film" had no narration at all. So...just curious what needed to be written if it was truly a documentary, as Netflix suggests.

by Anonymousreply 3512/08/2017

These sorts of things belong to another time and place. Theres no reason now to have exclusive gay anything,according to the young people today. If I still partied,even as a fat 56 year old,Id jump right in to a cruise like that. I wouldnt give a fig what the "young and beautiful" thought of my old carcass,and I would have a blast.And I bet Id get laid (albeit for a cost!) . Young gays are so determined to ape hetero's theyve forgotten the joys of hedonistic fun.

by Anonymousreply 3612/08/2017

I hope the ship was well-sanitized before the next cruise.

by Anonymousreply 3712/08/2017

Didn't participating in this endanger these men?

by Anonymousreply 3812/08/2017

The sad truth is that the gay community is not all hot hunks. There are plenty of below average men who live sad below average lives and take advantage of such events like the White Party or go on a Gay Cruise to have fun and feel fabulous.

by Anonymousreply 3912/08/2017

looks like the saddest doc ever. Dreadful.

by Anonymousreply 4012/08/2017

I had to stop watching- cruises in general have no appeal and the crowd was kind of ick. Guess I'm an elitist.

by Anonymousreply 4112/08/2017

I went on the local gay dating / hook up site yesterday. Presentable guy over 50 was looking for younger and many of the trolly guys over 50, the same. Half the guys who looked 55 or 60 listed 40 something as their ages. Plus, I go out, I dont meet over 50's anywhere.

I would go on an 0ver 50 cruise. Why not. Its not my cup of tea but at least some over 50's would be forced to deal with each other face to face and stop the virtual supermarket ridiculous categories.

by Anonymousreply 4212/08/2017

[quote]Documentary is produced by a German company

That explains a lot.

by Anonymousreply 4312/08/2017

[quote] Didn't participating in this endanger these men?

I didn't see it but I thought about that immediately. If you are closeted from a country where homosexuality is scorned why would you agree to be filmed for a documentary? I'm from US and would incur some professional risk if filmed on a cruise as debauched and hedonistic as some have described this one.

by Anonymousreply 4412/08/2017

could you imagine a black light in one of the cabins with the lights out? CSI GayBoat.

by Anonymousreply 4512/08/2017

I loved it and cried a little at the end. I loved all their flawed bodies and open desire for love, sex and to have fun. I'd like to have seen more about the friendships that sustained them but otherwise thought it was a really accurate account of gay life. Perhaps for some people it was a little too close to the bone?

by Anonymousreply 46Last Sunday at 12:03 PM

This trailer only cements the fact that I tried to kill myself because of my sexual orientation. I was freaked out by shit like that. Life isn't just about sex.

by Anonymousreply 47Last Sunday at 12:11 PM

[quote] Life isn't just about sex.

And yet you claim you tried to kill yourself because of your sexual orientation. Life is what YOU make of it, not what others make of theirs and your approval or disapproval.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Sunday at 12:16 PM

It’s one thing to encounter “no fats and no fems” and “no pecs, no sex” online but being trapped on a boat with those people sounds like torture.

What happens if a fatty dares to step on to the dance floor? Do the muscle queens merely give dirty looks and dance away or do they become violent?

by Anonymousreply 49Last Sunday at 12:22 PM

I was surprised at how confident the indian guy was with his flabby belly and he had sex with at least 6 people vs the hot palestinian guy who scored none. Though i must say the palestinian has mental issues. My take away is that it is not always looks that wins. Even if u r fugly, if u r confident u will get laid. Tha explains why i do no hook up. I am cuckoo

by Anonymousreply 50Last Sunday at 12:23 PM

In the water I'm a skinny lady.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Sunday at 12:28 PM

Charming people get laid.

by Anonymousreply 52Last Sunday at 12:35 PM

It was the young Polish man who didn't get laid--despite being very attractive. He was pre-occupied with finding love on a fuck flotilla.

by Anonymousreply 53Last Sunday at 12:40 PM

Is one of those cruised where they bring porn performers and escorts, er, go go boys and its a "get laid" affair?

by Anonymousreply 54Last Sunday at 1:09 PM

The Indian guy, who I don’t think was Indian , said he got laid six times but I think he was just saying that to try to impress the Polish guy.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Sunday at 1:17 PM

Bit older & long partnered, I don't want that scene. Maybe years ago, but not now. I am fine with a little dancing, but I want away from crowds, drama, drunks, and stink.

Give me a lounge chair, beach unbrella, fruity cocktails, few around, and I am fine.

by Anonymousreply 56Last Sunday at 1:50 PM

^umbrella (whatever)

by Anonymousreply 57Last Sunday at 1:52 PM

I loved the Indian guy but I also think he was lying about getting laid. He was probably surprised to hear his friend slept with nobody.

by Anonymousreply 58Last Sunday at 3:21 PM

The compulsion to fuck more people than your friends should end when a man hits his 20s.

Bragging about all your conquests at age 40 is pathetic, gay or straight.

by Anonymousreply 59Last Sunday at 3:24 PM

r59, blame it on arrested development or mid life crisis where adults try to make up for lost time.

by Anonymousreply 60Last Sunday at 3:26 PM

The part where he’s getting ready for International Night or whatever it’s called (guys trying to incorporate their flag or colors in their cruisey cruise outfit) is, well, interesting... Admiring himself, preening in a mirror, but referring to his various “attributes” as India, almost like a 3rd person thing. Again probably missing something due to language issues.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Sunday at 3:44 PM

What I see here is a bunch of 3's and 4's pretending to be 10's.


by Anonymousreply 62Last Sunday at 3:57 PM

This is depressing. Not sure I can finish it. I've found fun in gay environments, so I couldn't begrudge people their vacation. But this is depressing. There either from repressive countries or miserable and lonely so far. Or both.

by Anonymousreply 63Last Sunday at 4:42 PM

whoops.. they're. Too circuit/body centric for me... It's weird knowing that for some this is the optimal or only way to be gay. It's a little tragic.

by Anonymousreply 64Last Sunday at 4:48 PM

Does the film show lots of sex and drugs that takes place on gay cruises?

by Anonymousreply 65Last Sunday at 10:46 PM

A little bit of sex, R65. I feel a little cold after it. Was hoping it'd be more Love Boat and exploring the ship and character interactions. It's more earnest than that. I get the idea: we all have stereotypes about the people on a cruise like this, so it was a serious effort to humanize the subjects. Some nice film work; I liked the shots of the guys lined up, party shots, nice they flew a drone straight above the boat. But it all came off a little dour and for most of the dudes it was an oddly sexless environment. Maybe if the subjects had been more interesting or if I was less familiar with their gripes. Though the Indian guy and the French dude in the wheelchair were ok. But pretty sure some of it was boring.

by Anonymousreply 66Last Monday at 2:21 AM

The dude with the blonde hair & the ear gauges had a great ass & surprisingly nice body. Too bad about the ear gauges though.

by Anonymousreply 67Last Monday at 4:20 AM

I thought it was far more interesting and watchable then it should have been. Yes, a little sad too. But fun and funny in parts too.

And I want some of the drugs the guys are doing on the ship!

by Anonymousreply 68Last Monday at 4:37 AM

R49 the fattie will be ignored by the guys with muscles.

You comment makes me sad.

by Anonymousreply 69Last Monday at 5:30 AM

Watching this now. It is more serious and sad than I expected which I am not upset about.

by Anonymousreply 70Last Wednesday at 4:42 PM

It's not Atlantis, it's a European company, which is why the men are so international.

by Anonymousreply 71Last Wednesday at 4:49 PM

Oh god, the polish cutie is on a gay party boat complaining how he is desperate to find true loce and not a quick fuck. Delusional, the cut from the dance floor bj to that was perfect.

It does seem a big draw is socially awkward men excited for their "gay experience", whatever they think that means.

by Anonymousreply 72Last Wednesday at 4:54 PM

Netflix says this mess is "trending" which mortifies me.

by Anonymousreply 73Last Wednesday at 5:52 PM
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