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 Apparently, adorable puppies have been replaced by the G.B.F. (gay best friend).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.”