In the clichéd world of comedies nothing seems unconventional these days. That the audiences can’t compliant about the number of rom-coms coming out on the big screen is a fact. Still, it’s excruciating to observe how most of them cut corners and follow a well known, often indescribably boring and tiring, path. Fortunately, for the sake of the genre, once in a while there is a comedy that really aspires to contradict trends. And Gayby is one of those films. It is as vivacious as it is entertaining. The film shows a strictly unromantic yet undeniably laughable story about two best friends – a gay guy named Matt and a straight woman named Jenn – planning on having a ‘gayby’ together (although, as Matt clearly explains, this is a proper word only when two gay people two strictly gay people want to be parents). Without any second thoughts they decide that the best, the most adequate way to get Jenn pregnant is through the traditional act of sex. Their daily routine consists of working – Matt sells comic books at a nearby store and Jenn teaches hot yoga – going on dates in the evenings, and making love (in this situation it sound kind of weird) during the nights. Unfortunately, after a couple of trials they realize that trying to conceive is harder than one might think. In the meantime, their sex- lives start to flourish, causing problems both for the couple’s casual relationship and for their baby-making ordeal.
Gayby shows that low-budget, amateurish indie comedies can be really amusing sometimes. The dialogues are witty, kinky and perfectly humorous. While the story isn’t really that innovative and rather predictable, the atmosphere is sentimental and heartfelt, just as the characters are genuinely likable. What’s more, Gayby depicts – in an utterly exaggerated yet comical manner – a world, where gay guys swarm the streets and it’s actually them who convince us of their enormous desire to raise those not-so-typical families.