Set to premiere next month as SxSW in Austin, Texas and based on Jonathan Lisecki’s 2010 Slamdance award-winning short, Gayby is about Jenn and Matt, best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, Jenn spends her days teaching hot yoga and running errands for her boss. Matt suffers from comic-book writer’s block and can’t get over his ex-boyfriend. They decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together… the old fashioned way. Can they navigate the serious and unexpected snags they hit as they attempt to get their careers and dating lives back on track in preparation for parenthood? Gayby is an irreverent comedy about friendship growing older, sex, loneliness, and the family you choose. There’s no release set as yet.
GAY INTEREST TRAILERS
Take a look at promos for movies that have got some of them gays in them!
Having known a lot of gay people all his life, Harry Potter (who for some reason now insists on being called Daniel Radcliffe) has always been pro-gay, and in the last few year has become one of the most vocal straight allies of the gay community, being active with various LGBT organisations that try to make an difference in the lives of lesbian & gay people.
He’s now made a Public Service Announcement for The Trevor Project, a crisis intervention and suicide prevention service for LGBT and questioning youth, which Radcliffe has supported for the last three years. The PSA debuted after an episode of Glee in the US, which focused on the attempted suicide of one of the characters who is dealing with their sexuality.
Radcliffe has said that working with The Trevor Project has taught him the importance of being a straight ally. “‘When we let someone know that we accept them for who they are and that we are safe to talk to, we can help save lives. It’s as simple as that,” he says.
Take a look at the 30 second PSA above.
Chris Colfer made a huge splash playing the camp and loveable Kurt on Glee, and now despite only being 21, he’s showing off a whole new talent by not only starring in Struck By Lightning, but writing the script too. Christina Hendricks and Dermot Mulroney also star in the indie flick, which sees Colfer as a young man who, after being struck and killed by lightning, recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.
Winner of the Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival 2011 and officially selected for 55th BFI London Film Festival, Oliver Hermanus’ provocative Beauty is due to be released in UK by Peccadillo Pictures on 20th April, but to prepare us, the trailer has now dropped.
Peccadillo Pictures has a great eye for picking out the best in LGBT interest movies from around the world and bringing them to the UK. On April 6th they’ll be releasing North Sea Texas in British cinemas, and now they’ve released a rather intriguing trailer for it.
Here’s the official synopsis: ‘Pim lives in a small town on the Belgian coast, together with his single mother Yvette, a local accordion starlet. It’s an ordinary existence which Pim brightens up by dreaming of princesses, beauty queens and handsome Gino, the boy next door. But when hunky traveller Zoltan blows through town, Pim’s life takes an exciting and unexpected turn.
‘North Sea Texas is the feature film debut from cult director Bavo Defurne, whose short films, love letters to the male form and soaked with lush visuals, have garnered fans from across the globe – drawing comparisons to Pierre et Gilles, Herbert List, Dreyer and Eisenstein.’
After The Sixth Sense, Haley Joel Osment had a brief time to shine with the likes of Pay It Forward and AI, but since then we haven’t heard much from him (other than a drink driving arrest a few years ago). He has been working fairly consistently in voice roles though, such as for Family Guy, The Jungle Book 2 and the Kingdom Hearts videogame series, and getting an education, but he certainly dropped out of the limelight.
However now the 23-year-old is back and playing gay in the indie movie Sassy Pants. The almost unrecognisable actor is playing Chip, the boy-toy boyfriend of the protagonist’s father. So if you ever fancied seeing Haley look rather camp and wearing Daisy Dukes (and if you did there’s something wrong with you, watch the trailer below.
Official Synopsis: Bethany Pruitt (Ashley Rickards) is valedictorian of her class – her one student homeschool class. Stuck with younger brother SHAYNE (Martin Spanjers) under their perky but oppressive mother JUNE’s (Anna Gunn) thumb, Bethany’s only escape is a teen fashion ‘zine courtesy of her absentee gay dad. She covets each edition, covertly restyling taboo fashions in her treasured scrapbook.
Bethany reluctantly succumbs to her mom’s post graduation mandate to get an accounting degree from an online university, but when she sneaks out with handsome neighbor HECTOR (Rene Rosado), Mom freaks out and retaliates by destroying her beloved scrapbook. Finally broken, Bethany catches the nearest Greyhound to her dad’s.
Life at dad DALE’s (Diedrich Bader) mobile home is no picnic either. Despite the close bond she forms with his fun, younger boyfriend, CHIP (Haley Joel Osmont), Dad’s self-loathing, alcoholic outbursts weigh heavy on Bethany. She finds solace selling clothes at a cheap, trendy retail chain, Jail Bait, but her petty, cutthroat coworkers cause a new set of “real world” navigation problems. When Bethany learns about Fashion Art Technology Institute, aka F.A.T.I., she sees a chance to break free once and for all and forge her own brighter future. How she gets there will redefine her and her family and maybe even update her wardrobe.
With REM calling it a day, Michael Stipe’s got time for other pursuits. One pastime he’s dabbled in before is being a film producer (on the likes of Being John Malkovich, Man On The Moon and Saved!) and now he’s doing it again, serving as the executive producer on Korean-American director Andrew Ahn’s gay short film, Dol.
It’s a very personal short, which the director used to tell his own family – who starred in his movie – that he was gay. Ahn says: “I made this film to come out to my parents. I knew I wouldn’t be able to tell them, to say the words ‘I’m gay’.
“So I cast my family in the film, but never told them that it was about a gay Korean-American man. The filmmaking process both distracted from and prepared me for the inevitable – that I would eventually have to show my parents the finished film.”
In the film, Nick is a gay Korean-American man living in Los Angeles’ Korean area with his partner. When Nick attends his nephew’s dol, a traditional Korean first birthday party, he finds himself longing for a life out of reach to him.
The film will debut at Sundance in a few weeks time, but we’ve embedded a short clip above.
(Source: Electric Banana)
Zac Efron’s still busy trying to transition from teen sensation to grown up movie star, and whether he eventually succeeds or not, he’s certainly going to be very pretty while he tries. So that’s good news for us!
Now the first poster for his new romantic movie The Lucky One has appeared, and it’s a great one for Efron fans, as you can just imagine yourself in the place of Taylor Schilling. In fact, we’ve helped you out with that below!
Underneath our pretending-to-snog-Efron efforts you can watch the first featurette about the Nicholas Sparks adaptation, which sees Zac as a soldier who, after surviving the war in Iraq, travels to North Carolina to find the woman he believes was his good luck charm. It’ll be in cinemas in the UK on May 4th, 2012 (the April 20th date on the poster is the US release).