Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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Directed by Darren Stein (“Jawbreaker”), our story begins when Tanner
(Michael J. Willett) is outed and the most popular girls in school
launch an all-out social war to win his friendship, and be the first to
claim the ultimate must-have teen accessory: A G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend).
As prom approaches, Tanner’s must choose between skyrocketing
popularity and leaving his old friends in the dust. Meanwhile his former
best friend Brent (Paul Iacono) remains closeted and stews in jealousy
as he fends off the embarrassing outreach attempts made by his
overly-accepting mom (Megan Mullally).
Writer – George Northy
Producers – Stephen Israel (Swimming with Sharks), Richard Bever
Editor – Phillip Bartel (I Am Divine)
DP – Jonathan Hall
“I was inspired to write G.B.F. while perusing unintentionally hilarious
articles about how women and teen girls now view getting a “Gay Best
Friend” as a kind of status goal. As if a “G.B.F.” is a must-have
accessory more valuable than the latest Birkin bag. I thought this was
both funny and sad. Then I started thinking about it all in the world of
iconic teen movies. My goal was to create a mainstream feeling teen
movie (in the tradition of Clueless, Mean Girls and Easy A) that let the
gay side character finally be the star.” –George Northy