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Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!!
Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky
Produced by Evgeny Afineevsky
Svetlana Anufrieva
Rich Cowan
Igor Zektser
Alexei Diveyeff-Tserkovny
Written by Evgeny Afineevsky
Joseph Goldman
Martin Guigui
Starring Lainie Kazan
Saul Rubinek
Vincent Pastore
John Lloyd Young
Jai Rodriguez
Bruce Vilanch
Carmen Electra
Music by Lilo Fedida
Eddie Grimberg
Cinematography Peter N. Green
Edited by Michael Southworth
New Generation Films
North by Northwest Entertainment
Oy Vey My Son Is Gay Productions
Distributed by New Generation Films
Turtles Crossing
Release dates
  • August 29, 2009 (2009-08-29) (Montreal World Film Festival)
  • December 24, 2010 (2010-12-24) (United States)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $89,507 (US)[1]

Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! is a 2009 comedy film directed, written and produced by Evgeny Afineevsky which stars Lainie Kazan, Saul Rubinek, Vincent Pastore, John Lloyd Young, Jai Rodriguez, Bruce Vilanch, and Carmen Electra.[2] The theme song, "The Word Is Love" is written by Desmond Child and performed by Lulu. "The Word is Love" was contending for nominations in the Original Song category for the 82nd Academy Awards.[3]


  • Official Selection 26th annual Boston LGBT Film Fest 2010
  • Charlotte Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2010
    • Festival Special Award
  • Official Selection Filmfest Hamburg 2010
  • FilmOut 2010
    • Best Actress in a Feature Film – Lainie Kazan
    • Best Direction – Evgeny Afineevsky
    • Best Narrative Feature - Evgeny Afineevsky / Svetlana Anufrieva
    • Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Saul Rubinek
    • Freedom Award – Ensemble Cast in a Feature Film
  • Fire Island Pines International Film Festival 2009
    • Spotlight Award - Evgeny Afineevsky
  • Fort Worth Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival 2010
    • Rising Star Award – Evgeny Afineevsky
  • 13 Annual Jewish Film Festival In Miami 2010
    • Audience Award for Best Feature Film
  • LesGaiCineMad – Madrid International LGTB Film Festival 2010
    • Special PUBLICO Award LesGaiCineFamilia (Special Audience Award LesGaiCineFamilia)
  • 24th Festival Mix Milano 2010
    • Premio speciale del pubblico (The Audience Award)
  • Monaco Charity Film Festival 2008
    • Award for Best Original Comedy Screenplay - Evgeny Afineevsky
  • Official Selection Montreal World Film Festival 2009
  • Official Selection 32 Moscow International Film Festival
  • New York International Independent Film & Video Festival 2009
    • Best Ensemble Cast in a Feature Film Award
    • Audience Award for Best Feature Film
  • 6th Philadelphia QFEST 2010
    • Audience Award winner - Best Comedic Feature
  • Official Selection 28th Reeling Chicago Film Festival 2009
  • Official Selection Rochester ImageOut 2010
  • Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2010
    • Outreach Award – Evgeny Afineevsky
  • Official Selection 19th Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2010
  • 25th Turin LGBT Film Festival 2010
    • Audience Award for Best Comedy Feature Film
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival 2008 & 2010
    • Best Comedy - Adaptation or Original Screenplay - Evgeny Afineevsky
    • First Directors Crystal Vision Special Jury Award - Evgeny Afineevsky
    • Silver Remi Award - Evgeny Afineevsky
    • Special Jury Rising Star Award - Evgeny Afineevsky


  1. ^ "Oy Vey! My Son is Gay! (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Oy Vey! My Son is Gay! Movie in Theaters November 6". Diversity News (Diversity News Publications). 2009-11-04. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  3. ^ "63 Original Songs Tune Up For 2009 Oscar®". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 16 December 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 

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84 news items

Palm Beach Post

Palm Beach Post
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:23:12 -0800

Erstein: At the Palm Beach Jewish Festival, they will screen a 2010 comedy of yours, “Oy Vey, My Son is Gay.” What do you remember about making that film? Kazan: I never liked that title, that's what comes to mind first. I wanted them to change the title.
Broadway World
Wed, 14 May 2014 10:46:03 -0700

Breaking Glass Pictures is excited to announce the June 10, 2014 DVD release of the romantic comedy Oy Vey! My Son is Gay! Oy Vey stars Lainie Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Saul Rubinek ("Warehouse 13"), Vincent Pastore ("The Sopranos"), John ...


Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:38:49 -0700

Backing by Netflix will markedly boost exposure, especially if marketed as a Ukrainian version of popular docu “The Square.” Russian-Israeli director Afineevsky (“Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!!”) was on the ground throughout the popular uprising, coordinating ...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 07:03:52 -0700

"What happened on the Maidan was an amazing and important chapter in Ukraine's history," said Afineevsky, who has made a number of documentaries, plus the romantic comedy feature "Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay." "As a filmmaker, you want to tell the story to ...


Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:58:39 -0700

... include the 2002 adaptation of “Crime & Punishment,” starring Vanessa Redgrave, Crispin Glover, John Hurt and Margot Kidder, and he also has produced and directed numerous TV projects. His feature directorial debut was 2009's “Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!

The Gossip Girls (blog)

The Gossip Girls (blog)
Fri, 23 Oct 2009 13:28:19 -0700

Enjoying a night on the red carpet, Carmen Electra attended the premiere of "Oy Vey My Son is Gay" in Los Angeles, California on Thursday night (October 22). The Playboy beauty looked stunning as she mingled with fellow attendees including John Lloyd ...

Alt Film Guide (blog)

Alt Film Guide (blog)
Wed, 21 Apr 2010 19:15:49 -0700

Américo Ortiz de Zárate's Otra historia de amor / Another Love Story (1986), Monika Treut's My Father Is Coming (1982), and Evgeny Afineevsky's Oy Vey! My Son is Gay! (2009) are a few of the screenings to be held at the 25th Torino GLBT Film Festival ...
The Futon Critic
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:26:15 -0700

His feature directorial debut, Oy Vey! My Son is Gay! has garnered numerous awards at film festivals globally. The Netflix original documentary Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom is produced by Netflix, Afineevsky - Tolmor Production, UkrStream.

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