The Art of Being Straight

Twenty-three-year-old Jon (Jesse Rosen) has just moved to Los Angeles from New York, ostensibly “taking a break” from his longtime girlfriend. He moves in with college bro Andy (Jared Grey), and becomes immersed in the comforting regression to the college student lifestyle of partying, womanizing and talking trash. However, Andy’s pals incessantly do that kind of “That’s so gay” banter that is only essentially harmless if you’re not the guy who has a gay area to figure out. Jon is hardly comfortable discussing his shifting Kinsien scale placement with them, and his new job as bottom-rung gofer at a major ad agency is fraught with sexual tension as a studly boss (Johnny Ray Rodriguez) barrages him with thinly veiled come-ons. Infamous among his buddies as a womanizer, Jon is more surprised than anyone when he ultimately falls for his boss’ seductive charms, which sends him spiraling into a world of sexual confusion. Meanwhile, he becomes re-acquainted with Madeleine (Rachel Castillo), an old fling from college, who has recently become a lesbian. But she may be falling for her intriguing guy neighbor (Peter Scherer) just as her girlfriend is ready to get serious. Ultimately, each of the friends discovers that acceptance in modern American society is not as difficult as they thought, that social mores no longer dictate who we are and that each decision you make has a direct affect on your identity. [Synopsis courtesy of Regent Releasing]