G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend) is set to premiere at Tribeca next month, but it’s still looking for completion funds by launching a crowd-sourcing campaign to raise $30,000 to complete the movie, get it to festivals, pay for the music and help with marketing costs. And to help see if you want to be part of the film, they’ve released a behind-the-scenes look at the movie, which you can watch above.
The film has a great cast including queer actor Paul Iacono (The Hard Times of R.J. Berger), Megan Mullaly (Will & Grace), Michael J. Willett (United States of Tara), Natasha Lyonne, Rebecca Gayheart, Jonathan Silverman and Horatio Sanz.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘G.B.F. tells the story of two closeted best friends, Tanner (Michael J. Willett, United States of Tara) and Brent (Paul Iacono, The Hard Times of R.J. Berger). Brent longs for the spotlight and has a plan that will make him the most popular kid in school. He believes that coming out will make him instantly popular, as the newest must-have teen girl “accessory”: The G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend). Tanner on the other hand, would rather fly under the radar and graduate from high school without ever being noticed.
‘When things don’t go according to plan and Tanner is outed instead of Brent, the two boys go from B.F.F.s to instant frenemies and the three most popular girls in school — queen-of-mean bombshell Fawcett (Sasha Pieterse, Pretty Little Liars), drama club diva Caprice (Xosha Roquemore, Precious) and sweet, Mormon good-girl ‘Shley (Andrea Bowen, Desperate Housewives) launch an all-out social war to win Tanner’s status-enhancing friendship.’
You can find out more over at the film’s IndieGogo page.