A couple of months ago we reported on the movie Big Gay Love, which was shooting at the time in LA. Now the film is in the can, but it’s not yet complete, so the filmmakers have launched a Kickstarter campaign, hoping to raise $20,000 to help edit the film, add music, sound design, color correction, and make digital prints for festivals.
They’re already nearly halfway there, but if you want to help, there’s still time and plenty of rewards on offer, depending on how much you give.
The film stars Jonathan Lisecki (writer and director of Gayby) and Nicholas Brendon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer). The Kickstarter campaign describes it as, ‘a comedy about a chubby gay man who overcomes discrimination based on his looks to find love on his own terms!
‘The devastating effect of our physique-obsessed culture is explored in the comedy Big Gay Love. In the movie, Bob (played by Jonathan Lisecki of Gayby) appears to have it all – a great job, fabulous friends, and is about to become a first time homebuyer. But his success hasn’t come without a price for Bob has become the chubby gay man everyone adores, but nobody desires. When true love does find Bob in the form of a chef named Andy (Nicholas Brendon), he doubts if the relationship could be real for his years of living in insecurity has gotten the best of him. To keep up appearances with his friends, Bob considers going under the knife to fit in and be perfect. But underneath it all he longs for something more.’
Director Ringo Le told us, “Not only is it a funny film, it’s an important film that deals with body issues in the gay community… We’re hoping to complete our goals on Kickstarter otherwise we can’t get the film out to audiences by Pride month June 2013.”
“People like me don’t usually get to play the lead in a romantic comedy,” says Jonathan Lisecki. “There’s something so nice about the script which was respectful of all human beings. It’s a touching, funny, lovely piece.”
“I’m happy to be part of an independent gay film production that gives a deeper appreciation of diversity. Our cast is amazing and it’s a wonderful story,” adds Nicholas Brendon.
Take a look at the teaser video above and then head over to Kickstarter to find out more.