Dylan George, Michael Goldlist (photo by Jenna Wakani)
Big in Germany’s charm smoothes the rough edges
by Stuart Munro
Despite its title, Big in Germany, really reads like a love letter to Toronto and Canadian pop culture of the 1990s
The plot is a simple one: best friends Alex (Dylan George) and Bruce (Michael Goldlist) want to be rock stars, and so instead of going to college, they get part time jobs at a porn studio (managed by author/director Rob Salerno as Phil) while they work on their act. Ten years go by before they make it big in, you guessed it, Germany (just like the Hoff!). Things get more complicated on their return to Toronto as Alex’s ambition gets the better of him and Bruce’s feelings for Alex come to light. But everything works out all right in the end, and the two eventually find fame at home, though not quite in the way they expected.
Big in Germany runs to April 21