It’s a big time for gay film festivals, with both Frameline and LA’s Outfests – two of the biggest fests in the world – happening over the next few weeks. One of the movies lining up for Outfest is Beautiful Something, which screens at 9:30 pm, July 16, 2015 at the DGA Theater Complex.
It’s a film that might be well worth seeking out, as the trailer embedded below shows.
The film comes from director Joseph Graham (Strapped), Beautiful Something stars Brian Sheppard, Colman Domingo (Selma, AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead”), Zack Ryan and John Lescault.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘In one desperate night, four disparate gay men cruise Philadelphia in pursuit of ever-elusive human connection. Brian (Sheppard), a poet with an already-spent advance and a looming deadline, seeks distraction at dusk-whether that means a hook-up (or two) or confessing his love to his straight best friend. Drew (Domingo), a renowned sculptor in love with his boyish muse, is eager to finish his latest creation.
‘His model Jim (Ryan) is an unpredictable aspiring actor prone to dramatic outbursts. Simultaneously aroused and intimidated by Drew’s talent and devotion, Jim yearns for a modicum of freedom from the sculptor’s attentions. Rounding out the quartet is Bob (Lescault), a wealthy, alcoholic talent agent, cruising the Philadelphia backstreets for a “beautiful something.” Despite his aimlessness, he usually finds his target.’