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This Is Queercore

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This Is Queercore

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Sound bites from a gay Jerk Off and his groupie

Dick Ache, Balls Deep, Shit Sandwich...what would the name of your queercore band be? For members of the Jerk Offs, the fictional New Jersey high school band in the new film Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (in theaters October 3), it's naming, not mere being, that's the most pressing issue in their world of sex, booze, and cock 'n' roll. That and helping mend the broken heart of their straight bassist, Nick (Superbad's Michael Cera), by forcing him into an all-night romp through downtown Manhattan with his musical soul mate, Norah (Kat Dennings).

"It's like he's our brother but also our kid," explains Aaron Yoo (below, left), who plays Nick's band mate Thom, recalling his own teen years getting lost and crazy in New York City till 5 A.M. on school nights. "Amidst all the madness, taking care of Nicky is the one thing we get our proverbial shit sandwich together for. …

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