Cinephobia Releasing is proud to announce the North American VOD and DVD release of the Bruce Vilanch penned holiday comedy special MAKING THE YULETIDE GAY: A VERY SPECIAL PAUL LYNDE CHRISTMAS. The film will arrive on VOD platforms and DVD on December 15.
Find yourself on the Xmas “naughty list”? Then rejoice and praise the TV gods (in this case Skyy Rockett Productions) for bringing this bawdy holiday treat to you and all the not-so-nice viewers. Filmed in front of a live audience, Making the Yuletide Gay: A Very Special Paul Lynde Christmas is a raucous retro 3-camera TV special written by Emmy-winning comedian and gay icon Bruce Vilanch. The all-star cast features Michael Airington as the smirking, catty Paul Lynde (Bye, Bye Birdie, Bewitched, The Hollywood Squares) – every baby boomer’s favorite barely closeted gay comedian of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Guest stars visiting Paul include Tab Hunter (Spencer Day), Sal Mineo (David Hernandez), Liberace (David Maiocco), Evie Harris (Jack Plotnick), Bea Arthur (Jackie Beat), as well as Seth Rudetsky and Lady Bunny as themselves. An outrageously funny variety special, this musical romp takes your favorite queer legends of today and yesterday on a tour de force of festive performance. Original music and lyrics were provided by 14-time Emmy-winning composer and arranger, Dominic Messinger. Filled with Liberace piano numbers, sexual innuendo, endlessly flowing libations, and enough dirty Christmas song remakes to make your grandmother sweat, this fabulous special is sure to bring a little Christmas QUEER!
This was a hilariously and raunchy, comedy from start to finish. Including the “commercial” breaks. Michael Airington is terrific as Paul Lynde as were all the other special guests that came knocking on Paul’s door. Talk about throwing “political correctness” out the window. There was sexual innuendo and cussing like you might find in a Vegas-style drag show and I was laughing my ass off.
It’s only 55 minutes which makes for a perfect addition to your “adult” holiday Gay Christmas Party. Put this in your DVD player and your party is sure to be a hit and will keep your guests laughing throughout the evening. Anyone looking for a gay ol’ time will enjoy this fun special experience. I highly recommend it.
“I jumped at the chance to distribute a film that was penned by comedic genius Bruch Vilanch, that stars a glittering potpourri of America’s greatest drag queens (sorry RuPaul) and headed by my tween queer idol, Paul Lynde”, said Ray Murray, President of Cinephobia Releasing.
MAKING THE YULETIDE GAY: A VERY SPECIAL PAUL LYNDE CHRISTMAS was executive produced by Scott Rockett, Theo Sloan, Geric Frost, and Kevin Frost, produced by Scott Rockett, Theo Sloan, and Bruce Vilanch, co-produced by Colleen Davis and Justin Ross, written by Bruce Vilanch with additional special material written by Michael Airington, Jackie Beat, Lady Bunny, Clark Childers, Dennis Hensley, Jack Plotnick, Scott Rockett and Seth Rudetsky. Original music and lyrics were provided by 14-time Emmy-winning composer and arranger, Dominic Messinger. The special is produced by Skyy Rockett Entertainment.
The film will arrive on VOD platforms and DVD on December 15