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March 25, 2013 7:30 PM
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Project of the Day: Teen Girls Fight for the Ultimate Accessory in 'G.B.F.': A Gay Best Friend

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Tweetable Logline:
In this social satire, teen queens battle over a newly outed student to win the ultimate accessory -- a G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend)
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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).

Production Team:
Director - Darren Stein (Jawbreaker)
Writer - George Northy
Producers - Stephen Israel (Swimming with Sharks), Richard Bever
Editor - Phillip Bartel (I Am Divine)
DP - Jonathan Hall

About the Production:

"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

Current Status:
Post-production, fundrasing, premiering at TriBeCa
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