Here's what happens when spoiled college kids have too much time on their hands and drink like Dean Martin at a paternity hearing. They have nothing better to do than fabricate a nasty rumor just to see how far it will spread and what damage it will do. While any of the Flinstone's appliances are more realistic than any character on display here, Gossip manages to entertain through sheer force of B-movie trashiness.Derrick, Jones and Travis are modern and groovy college pals living in your typical Hollywood loft apartment which is absolutely gorgeous, yet two of them are unemployed and the girl roommate flips freaking burgers. These three drink. A lot. If you drank a beer for every scene in which these three drink, you'd be dead before the credits. Anyway, they start this nasty date rape rumor and all hell promptly breaks loose.
To give more of the story away would be silly as I strongly believe that A) you should see movies for yourself and B) the plot is so intrinsically moronic that Jerry Springer wouldn't touch it. Stuff happens that only happens in movies, although in an especially bitchy and stylistic manner.
You won't be bored much, but you may giggle at it. That's not so great for a movie that's not a comedy. Eric Bogosian shows up as some professor who apparently teaches a course on gossip, which is convenient, since that's what the movie is called. There are several shallow conversations about the dangers of words and gossip, but then everyone stops mid-sentence and picks up a bottle of brandy. Eventually people are getting beat up bad and arrested and double date-raped before the predictable finale in which two people wrestle with a gun held between them. I guess the classics never die.It's like a tamer Cruel Intentions, which means basically there are no conversations about anal sex or incest. You'll be entertained, but not enough to make you think it's a good movie.