Over the last couple of months we’ve posted a few stories about Matt Riddlehoover’s planned new gay-themed film, mainly concerning the casting for the movie. The likes Chris Crocker, Josey Greenwell, Charlie David, Jared Allman, Enrique Sapene, and Scenes From A Gay Marriage helmer Riddlehoover himself, are all set to appear in the movie. However what we haven’t known is the plot of the film.
Now a fundraising campaign has been launched over at IndieGoGo, and with it we’ve got some info on the story. Here it is, ‘Two men – a Venezuelan med student (Enrique Sapene) and an American actor-turned-massage therapist (Matt Riddlehoover) – meet and fall in love. They begin living together in a quaint West Hollywood apartment, along with their fitness guru roommate (Cesar D’ La Torre). On the eve of their one-year anniversary, the Venezuelan’s aunt (Maria Conchita Alonso) unexpectedly shows up. She’s a wreck, in the middle of a very difficult time, and expects to stay until she’s back on her feet.
‘To complicate matters further, the Venezuelan’s mother (Alonso, in a dual role) flies in for an extended stay. She’s old fashioned, God fearing, and outwardly disapproves of her son’s sexuality. Understandably, the couple’s flame begins to dwindle. Hoping to rekindle their relationship, they head Southeast to a property where the American spent his childhood. However, they are unaware that his unemployed brother (Charlie David) currently occupies the house with a group of misfit friends.
‘There’s one who’s reeling from a recent gay bashing (Chris Crocker), and another who’s hysterical from an unwanted pregnancy (Thashana McQuiston). Meanwhile, the brother – who is also gay – finds himself caught between romantic entanglements (Jonathan D. Lovitz and Josey Greenwell). During a storm-induced power outage, the couple must decide what’s most important… their relationship, families, or individual sanity!’
If that sounds like something you’d like to see, then the IndieGoGo campaign is currently looking for $25,000 to help with a range of production needs. You can find out more over at the IndiGogo site, and/or by watching the video below. A variety of great perks are available for contributing to the film’s IndieGoGo campaign, from a digital download of the film to a signed copy of the DVD, a producer credit to an on-set visit.