Shooting has begun on the fun sounding gay-themed teen film G.B.F. – Gay Best Friend – with Jawbreaker director Darren Stein helming the movie, according to Variety. The plot is about the social warfare that erupts when two gay high school boys realise they must become GBFs to the most popular girls in school to improve their social status.
The great cast includes Megan Mullally, Natasha Lyonne, Rebecca Gayheart, Jonathan Silverman and Horatio Sanz, with younger characters played by Paul Iacono (who recently came out himself), Michael J. Willet (United States of Tara), Andrea Bowen (Desperate Housewives), Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars), Xosha Roquemore (Precious) and singer-actress Joanna ‘JoJo’ Levesque.
G.B.F. is now shooting in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and Pasadena/Glendale.
Hopefully projects like this point the way for the future, where more LGBT-themed movies can attract decent casts and offer the sort of fun plots that will draw in a large audience.