I liked My Friend Dahmer a lot more than God's Country
Of course it was basically all about choosing the lesser of two evils.
Let's start with what I didn't like about God's Country. Don't get me wrong; it's pretty damn good for what it is: a gay-sex-romance-fantasy utterly unrelated to real life. I think the point where the movie really lost me was when they were naked, wrestling in the mud, which of course, led inevitably to humping. Honestly, I can't tell you the sheer number of times that has happened to me! Knee deep in pig shit one moment, fucking like rabbits the next. I mean don't we all do that at least once a week?
Sure, it was sexy, but not at all related to urban modern gay life - i.e. condom-less sex, pick-up apps, and PrEP. And the rest of the film was even worse - a romantic fairy tale that again had nothing at all to do with me. Yeah sure, we all fall in love. But not the same way straights do, because we're men.
For instance, some of us don't have to quit having washroom sex because our boyfriends disapprove (as in the aptly titled God's Country). Instead our lover might want to join in with the washroom sex, or at the very least, watch.
Anyway, faced with the entertaining but nevertheless unreal fantasy of God's Country, I identified much more with Jeffrey Dahmer in My Friend Dahmer.
If I am to take My Friend Dahmer as an honest yet fictional account of a famous serial killer, then I'm sorry - but his adolescence was a lot like mine. I grew up in the suburbs with an mentally unstable mother - and I conducted bizarre experiments that no one understood (Dahmer liked to kill small animals, I wrote a novel when I was 16). Both of us were unpopular, lusted surreptitiously after men and had secret fantasies that we had to hide from the world.
True, I'm not a serial killer -- and I am certainly not at all interested in dismembering corpses - but My Friend Dahmer at least, somewhat resembles my real, actual life.
Whereas a pig shit sexual encounter that leads directly to a monogamous romance has nothing to do with my life at all.