After The Sixth Sense, Haley Joel Osment had a brief time to shine with the likes of Pay It Forward and AI, but since then we haven’t heard much from him (other than a drink driving arrest a few years ago). He has been working fairly consistently in voice roles though, such as for Family Guy, The Jungle Book 2 and the Kingdom Hearts videogame series, and getting an education, but he certainly dropped out of the limelight.
However now the 23-year-old is back and playing gay in the indie movie Sassy Pants. The almost unrecognisable actor is playing Chip, the boy-toy boyfriend of the protagonist’s father. So if you ever fancied seeing Haley look rather camp and wearing Daisy Dukes (and if you did there’s something wrong with you, watch the trailer below.
Official Synopsis: Bethany Pruitt (Ashley Rickards) is valedictorian of her class – her one student homeschool class. Stuck with younger brother SHAYNE (Martin Spanjers) under their perky but oppressive mother JUNE’s (Anna Gunn) thumb, Bethany’s only escape is a teen fashion ‘zine courtesy of her absentee gay dad. She covets each edition, covertly restyling taboo fashions in her treasured scrapbook.
Bethany reluctantly succumbs to her mom’s post graduation mandate to get an accounting degree from an online university, but when she sneaks out with handsome neighbor HECTOR (Rene Rosado), Mom freaks out and retaliates by destroying her beloved scrapbook. Finally broken, Bethany catches the nearest Greyhound to her dad’s.
Life at dad DALE’s (Diedrich Bader) mobile home is no picnic either. Despite the close bond she forms with his fun, younger boyfriend, CHIP (Haley Joel Osmont), Dad’s self-loathing, alcoholic outbursts weigh heavy on Bethany. She finds solace selling clothes at a cheap, trendy retail chain, Jail Bait, but her petty, cutthroat coworkers cause a new set of “real world” navigation problems. When Bethany learns about Fashion Art Technology Institute, aka F.A.T.I., she sees a chance to break free once and for all and forge her own brighter future. How she gets there will redefine her and her family and maybe even update her wardrobe.