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Classic Movie Trailer: Hey, Happy!

By Mike Everleth ⋅ June 4, 2011

Hey, Happy! is the 2001 feature film debut of Winnipeg filmmaker Noam Gonick. It was the opening night film of the 2001 New York Underground Film Festival.

Described as an “astro camp” comedy, the movie follows the exploits of Sabu (Jérémie Yuen), the DJ of an outdoor rave party, who hopes to land his 2,000th male conquest before the impending end of the world. The object of Sabu’s desire is Happy (Craig Aftanis), a simpleton who communicates with aliens through the radio he hangs around his neck at all times.

Movie poster featuring gay men lying in the grass

However, hoping to get to Happy before Sabu can is Spanky (Clayton Godson), an evil, rage-filled hairdresser.

The actor Clayton Godson is more popularly known as Lexi Tronic, the transsexual star of Kink, a Canadian documentary TV series. Tronic also starred in the explicit Guy Maddin short film The Little White Cloud That Cried.

Meanwhile, Gonick also directed the profile piece Guy Maddin: Waiting for Twilight.

Hey, Happy! is available for streaming on Amazon.

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