Last month we wrote about “You’re Killing Me” when it premiered at the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival in Toronto, and we had nothing but good things to say. And now we’ve got a trailer to aid in our mission to get you to go see it (perhaps at Outfest next month?).
The film stars Jeffery Self (who co-wrote the script with the film’s director Jim Hansen) as wannabe viral video star George, a man so ridiculously narcissistic that he doesn’t notice the many obvious clues that suggest his new boyfriend Joe (Matthew McKelligon) is a sociopathic serial killer. When his friends (themselves not exactly ripe with awareness) suggest to George that Joe seems a little scary, George replies that “he isn’t scary, he’s gorgeous.” And as we said back in May, the promising premise ultimately does not disappoint:
Blending low-rent gore and sharp, hilarious mumblecore dialogue to work as a commentary on the vain, self-obsessed, opportunistic mindset of many a contemporary gay, “You’re Killing Me” is thoroughly engaging, coming together in large part thanks to its very talented cast (including the fabulous likes of Jack Plotnick, Edi Patterson, Bryan Safi, Mindy Cohn, Sam Pancake and Drew Droege of the “Chloe” videos fame). Everyone involved seems to be well aware of how exactly “You’re Killing Me” is winking at themselves — and us. In the sea of gay films coming at us via LGBT film festivals this summer, it makes for a rare of example of one that actually, you know, says something.
Watch the trailer below: