That’s Not Us made it onto our Top 10 LGBT-Themed Films Of 2015 after we reviewed it around the time of its UK premiere at the Raindance Film Festival. Now many more people will be able to see it, as it’s now out on DVD and VoD in the US.
To celebrate the April 19th release, we caught us with some of the cast and crew to discuss the movie, which centres on the issues that arise when three couples – one gay, one lesbian and one straight – go on a break away from the city. It was largely improvised and shot on a shoestring budget, so how did it get made, and what were the makers trying to achieve?
Can you tell us a little bit about the movie?
SARAH WHARTON (Producer, Actor (Al in the film)): Three twenty-something couples – gay, lesbian and straight – travel to a beach house to enjoy the last days of summer, but what was meant to be a fun, carefree weekend transforms into an intimate exploration of sex and commitment. Moment-to-moment, relationships are tested as tensions between the couples and friends begin to simmer. THAT’S NOT US is a romantic comedy that questions what it takes to sustain a healthy long-term partnership. While gender and sexuality may vary, the struggles to make love last do not. [Read more…]