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Hollywood je t’aime
Wolfe Releasing keeps the gay/lesbian film pipeline going with four new acquisitions that sound a bit like gay versions of existing films.
Mr. Right is directed by Jacqui and David Morris and sounds like a gay, British “Sex & the City” (I think that’s the second time I’ve described something that way this week) with four couples: a soap star and an ex-rugby player; a reality TV producer and a struggling actor; a studly model and a sugar daddy artist’ and a girl whose boyfriend seems all-too-comfortable around his gay friends. Stereotypey much? Maybe, but I’m guessing many will read “rugby player” and sign on anyway.
Hollywood je t’aime is directed by Jason Bushman and is about a young gay Parisian who impulsively books a trip to Los Angeles (sounds a bit like a gay version of Kate Winslet/Cameron Diaz in The Holiday). The film was a Dramatic Competition film at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was acquired after it screened at Outfest.
And Then Came Lola is a lesbian romp directed by Ellen Seidler and Megan Siler. It’s inspired by Run Lola, Run: A talented, busy photographer could lose it all — her job, her girlfriend — if she doesn’t make a meeting; she has three chances.
Boy, directed by award winning Auraeus Solito, sounds like the most original of the bunch: A teenage sells his comic book collection to be with a rent boy he falls for. It was recently banned by Singapore censors for “romanticizing” gay sex, and is part of what is called the “Filipino macho dancer” genre. The film sold out festival screenings in San Francisco, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
Wolfe Video will eventually release the films on DVD simultaneously with VOD.
By: Billy Gil