If you can find this movie, I don’t care if you have to buy, rent, steal, torrent or what: do it. This movie is an instant gay cult must-see. Is it as outrageous as Drop Dead Gorgeous? No. Is it as infinitely quotable and lasting as Mean Girls? Not quite. Is it modern, relevant and funny as hell? Absolutely-fisting-lutely.
GBF looks at the current trend among girls to have the latest and greatest “it item”… a Gay Best Friend. The film is filled with new and upcoming actors who put a fresh face on the indie film scene and attempt to promote and trend the idea that anyone who’s anyone wants and needs that iconic gay friend. The three biggest queens from high school fight over control of the friendship of the town’s newest gay and comedy ensues. Admittedly, the premise is more fun than earth-shattering, however the script does take on a lot of real issues and in a simultaneously hilarious and informative way. Looking at coming at in high school, being seen strictly as being defined by our sexuality alone and of course the ever-present issues of bullying and acceptance, GBF does a great job of appealing to both youth and adults with this lighthearted movie about being gay in today’s world.
“Being out has never been so in.” Amen sister. I first wrote about G.B.F. earlier this year. With awesome one-liners like, “Are my arms looking Michelle Obama toned or Madonna scary?” and “You don’t even sound like the ones on Bravo. We can totally gay you over,” it’s Jawbreaker meets Mean Girls meets Clueless. The wickedly delicious teen comedy begins its limited run on DirecTV today, November 22 until December 19.
In a preview scene uploaded by DirecTV, Tanner (Michael J. Willet) is outed by his classmates. Social warfare erupts when three high school clique queens battle for supremacy by immediately pouncing on Tanner to make him over into their ideal arm candy. The three queens- drama diva Caprice (Xosha Roquemore), Mormon princess ‘Shley (Andrea Bowen) and blonde fashionista Fawcett (Sasha Pieterse)- force him to choose between popularity and his true friends which includes his BFF Brent (Paul Iacono).
Director Darren Stein assembled a great cast, mixing newbies with veteran actors. A few notable names include Andrea Bowen (Desperate Housewives), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), Natasha Lyonne (American Pie), Rebecca Gayheart (Jawbreaker), Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie’s) and Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars). Check out the preview scene below, along with the official trailer.
Remember when purse-sized canines were the must-have accessory? Apparently, adorable puppies have been replaced by the G.B.F. (gay best friend). It’s about time ;)
Typically, when someone mentions “gay movie” most people’s expectations are lowered. Not in this case. The trailer for G.B.F. (featuring Tegan & Sara’s “Closer“) just dropped and it’s everything I hoped it would be. With awesome one-liners like, “Are my arms looking Michelle Obama toned or Madonna scary?” and “You don’t even sound like the ones on Bravo. We can totally gay you over,” it’s Jawbreaker meets Mean Girls meets Clueless.
Director Darren Stein assembled a great cast, mixing newbies with veteran actors. A few notable names include Andrea Bowen (Desperate Housewives), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), Natasha Lyonne (American Pie), Rebecca Gayheart (Jawbreaker), Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie’s) and Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars). Check out the official synopsis below, and the movie trailer after that.
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.
His name is Paul Iacono but many of you may know him from the MTV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger. Iacono recently opened up with Michael Musto from the Village Voice. When Michael asked if he was openly gay now, Paul had this to say:
“Yes. I’m rolling with the punches here. I was asked if I was comfortable doing gay press. I said, ‘Of course.’ I didn’t think I’d be coming out. But why not now? I think it’s the right time to say something. It’s not about me, it’s about change and the work.”
With MTV cancelling … RJ Berger last year, what’s next for Paul? He’s working on a new series for the network titled Kenzie’s Scale. And, to top it off, he’ll be playing gay in the new show. Paul explains: “I play Cole, Kenzie’s boyfriend. It’s about a high school sweetheart couple who move to New York for college. He has this gay awakening when they get there. So they continue living together more as friends than lovers. It’s like a radical young Will & Grace.”