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G.B.F., Teen Comedy in Which Gays Rule the High School World: VIDEO


Darren Stein, who directed Jawbreaker, is putting finishing touches (and crowd-funding them) on a new teen high school comedy with a gay protagonist, called G.B.F., which finished shooting last October and is set to screen at the Tribeca Film Festival next month.

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.

Also in the film: Natasha Lyonne, Megan Mullally, Rebecca Gayheart, Jonathan Silverman, and Horatio Sanz.

Check out a preview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Looks good. I so miss United States Of Tara. Marshall and Lionel forever!!

    Posted by: DickG | Mar 11, 2013 8:22:23 PM

  2. So...Another gay movie part three essentially?

    Posted by: CD | Mar 11, 2013 10:42:32 PM

  3. It sadly takes an artist's light touch to straddle the line between camp and cheesy. I get the feeling, it will be the latter.

    Posted by: Sam | Mar 12, 2013 12:58:39 AM

  4. Pathetic. Just pathetic.

    Typical effeminate gay men (boys) whose lives and ambitions revolve around being "social accessories" to heterosexual females.

    No, make that beyond pathetic.

    Posted by: Rick | Mar 12, 2013 11:13:03 AM

  5. Rick. It's called high school. Everything about high school is pathetic. Shut up.

    Posted by: Wolfie | Mar 12, 2013 11:20:31 AM

  6. Any preview that plays Tones on Tail throughout sounds it's for a good movie to me. Sure, it will likely be somewhat disposable, but at least it will be clever and heartfelt. Or at least it looks that way, especially coming from Darren Stein.

    Posted by: Paul R | Mar 12, 2013 11:30:15 AM

  7. Rick, get a grip.

    Posted by: Reality | Mar 12, 2013 12:03:57 PM

  8. LIghten up. Looks fun. Hope it's a hit.

    Posted by: Michael in Toronto | Mar 12, 2013 1:11:07 PM

  9. Rick. Dude. Oy. Keep up. You're clearly not too quick on the uptake. Get in on the joke.

    Posted by: George | Mar 12, 2013 1:39:58 PM

  10. High School is the battleground backdrop for teen gays. Let's have a drama about gay adults. Who wants to write it?

    Posted by: Tim | Mar 12, 2013 7:19:28 PM

  11. Looks good, but why not use a great book for a movie premise about the high school experience that would make a great movie called Band Fags by Frank Anthony Polito?

    Posted by: djb | Mar 13, 2013 9:31:40 AM

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