Cock N’ Bull and Cock N’ Bull 2 (and maybe Cock N’ Bull 3 and 4 and 5…)

Ali Naro 16 March, 2018 Comments Off on Cock N’ Bull and Cock N’ Bull 2 (and maybe Cock N’ Bull 3 and 4 and 5…)
Cock N’ Bull and Cock N’ Bull 2 (and maybe Cock N’ Bull 3 and 4 and 5…)

Starring – Nathan Adloff, Danny Rhodes
Directed by Nathan Adloff
2012, 2017

Have you ever heard of French and Saunders? Well, if you’re American, you probably haven’t, which is a shame because Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are one of the best comedy duos of all time. Americans might have heard of Jennifer Saunders since she wrote and starred in every Absolutely Fabulous episode ever, but I don’t think many American Ab Fab fans know that the infamous and hugely popular British series got its start as a skit on the French and Saunders BBC special Gentlemen Prefer French and Saunders. And since French and Saunders have never been popular in America, it’s always been hard for us French and Saunders American fans to catch them doing their thing. For years and years, I would hunt and peck through the Internet looking for any clue that America was getting more of French and Saunders. I would catch them here or there sporadically over the years until I was finally able to buy a bunch of their specials on DVD (yes, I still play DVDs, and sometimes I even play VHS tapes in my very old VHS player, so yep, I’m wild and crazy!). And then a couple of years ago, my search for more of French and Saunders hit a dead end when I discovered that French and Saunders had actually retired several years earlier as a comedy team. What a bummer that discovery was! So with them retiring, I kind of went into a French and Saunders funk. I wanted more of French and Saunders, dammit! Or at least, could we get a new French and Saunders comedy duo to take up the mantle and go where no comedy duo has gone before and be freaking hilarious while they do it?


Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
Comedy magic. 🙂
Too bad America has missed out on them. 🙁

Well, all that wishing I had been doing for a couple of years for a new French and Saunders to come into my life paid off, and it paid off BIG, because just a couple of weeks ago, I actually got to meet the next French and Saunders and watch a couple of their films at the Pride of the Ocean film festival (the best damn film festival out there!). And not only are they just as funny and just as clever and just as creative as the fabulous British duo, but best of all (and maybe this was part of my wish too, but only maybe), they’re two gay men! Hot! Damn! 🙂

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the next French and Saunders…drum roll, please… Danny Rhodes and Nathan Adloff!


Danny Rhodes and Nathan Adloff, the new French and Saunders!
And not only are they incredibly talented actors and writers and directors, but they are super sweet and super cute to boot! My wife and I just love these amazing guys. 🙂

Cock N’ Bull 2 was my introduction to Danny and Nathan. I was maybe a minute into the short film when I realized I was witnessing comedy magic. And so did everyone else attending the screening, because we were all laughing our asses off! Cock N’ Bull 2 is about Wes and Chris, a couple in counseling because sex just isn’t working for them anymore. They need action! They need excitement! They need the Grinder app! I mean what’s the worst that could happen when you bring people into your relationship via a gay dating app? Well, as their couples’ therapist tells them there’s, “…rape, murder, kidnapping, super HIV, AIDS 3000, super Herpes, gonorrhea 3.0, PrEP deception, illegal organ removal, human trafficking…” But Chris thinks it’s a short list and Wes is literally like “Whatever!” so they decide to try a dating app anyway to invite new men into their lives to spice up their sex life. And then one crazy ass thing after another happens! You just have to watch the film to see all the crazy ass stuff that happens, because I don’t want to give away a thing, but I will say that after watching Cock N’ Bull 2, I’m so glad that I’m not a single gay man if this is what hooking up in the modern world is like. I may wish a lot of times that I was a gay man, but really, I’m pretty happy being a lesbian with a wife for almost a couple of decades now, so I’ve never had to experience the wonders and joys of using a dating app. Oh brother. No thank you. But Wes and Chris, enjoy! Well, if you survived that last dating app encounter, that is. 😮 

A dog, a dominatrix, lots of rabbits, and is that Jimmy from one of my favorite TV shows Raising Hope? Oh my! Now you can’t tell me that you’re not just a little curious about what happens when a dating app is brought into a gay relationship!

Everyone was having such a good time watching and discussing films during the Pride of the Ocean film festival (the best damn film festival out there!) that we got a bonus screening of the very first Cock N’ Bull, and it was just as hilarious as the sequel. It’s another short film, but this time around Wes and Chris are just friends. Wes has just been dumped by his boyfriend, so Chris comes over to cheer Wes up by crank calling the stupid ex-boyfriend. They end up having so much fun with the crank call that they spend the evening drinking lots of wine and crank calling lots of other people too, and once again, crazy ass things happen. And with an ending that also makes you wonder, gee, I hope those boys survived. Oh Wes and Chris, why oh why do you get yourselves into such predicaments? For comedy gold, that’s why! 😉 

So I just wanted to thank Danny and Nathan for their two hilarious movies. I’ve watched them several times since the film festival and I find myself laughing even more every time, just like when I watch a French and Saunders skit over and over again, these movies just get better with every viewing. And I also want to thank them for making my wish of finding the next French and Saunders come true. Maybe now I won’t get so sad and frustrated that French and Saunders retired, because now I got Danny and Nathan, plus they’re American, so maybe it won’t be so damn hard to find their movies. And getting to meet the next French and Saunders means I found out that Danny and Chris are planning on making even more Cock N’ Bull movies, so yay to that! And unlike French and Saunders, I actually have Danny and Nathan’s email addresses, so instead of spending the rest of my life hunting and pecking through the Internet for a new Cock N’ Bull movie, I can just send them an email directly and ask, “Hey Danny and Nathan, where’s Cock N’ Bull 3?? I need some more Cock N’ Bull, dammit!” See, problem solved. 🙂 😉

To watch the trailers for Cock N’ Bull 1 and 2, and to see the actual films themselves so you can laugh your ass off as well, go on over right now to Seed and Spark to check out all the Cock N’ Bull fun!

Fun Fact: While I was doing research for this review, I discovered that French and Saunders briefly came out of retirement to do a special for BBC just last year! Kick and ass! I’m off to go find me a copy of that special now. Wish me luck because so far, all I found was a trailer, but even a French and Saunders trailer is better than no French and Saunders at all. Come on America, let’s get with it when it comes to French and Saunders so that getting a chance to watch their comedy specials as they keep coming out of retirement isn’t so damn difficult. Can’t a girl just laugh without so much work? Oh well, if I can’t find it, I can always watch Cock N’ Bull 1 and 2 all over again and bug Danny and Nathan for more sequels. 🙂

P.S.: I just wanted to put in a special word about Danny Rhodes because this guy has the “it” factor and quite frankly, I’m surprised that he isn’t a household name yet, but I’m pretty sure one day he will be. It doesn’t happen to me often when I watch an actor performing, but he was one of those rare actors that jumped out at me right away and I immediately said to myself, “Yep, he’s got that star quality.” So Danny, I’ll be looking for you one day getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame because you belong there with the comedy greats. You more than have the talent to be in their company. 🙂

P.S.S.:  I wonder how many lesbians are out there asking Danny and Nathan for more Cock N’ Bull? I bet not a lot. Well, they’re missing out! 😉


A French and Saunders trailer is always better than no French and Saunders at all, but it sure would be nice if I could find this damn briefly coming out of retirement special to actually watch. 🙁

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