It’s been many months since the trailer was first released for Truth, starring Sean Paul Lockhart (a.k.a. Brent Corrigan) and Rob Moretti, who also wrote and directed the film. And tonight is its official opening night, with a theatrical run starting at New York’s Quad Cinema, where many a gay feature has seen its first release.
The premise is basically a classic gay nightmare: Two guys meet on Grindr. One is sexy and young and needs love and one is older and falls in love easily. The younger one keeps saying that thing that should always be a red flag, “Why are you so nice to me?” They fall in love even though the younger one has a bunch of Mom baggage and was adopted. And then eventually the older one starts to pull away, or something, and the younger one ties up and tortures and (possibly?) kills the older one because he has an “acute reaction to rejection.”
It’s a first for Corrigan/Lockhart, who hasn’t had a starring role, and certainly not one this intense, thus far in his legit acting career, though fans will remember he stole the show as a merman in Another Gay Sequel, and he’s also appeared in Judas Kiss, I Was a Teenage Werebear, and he played a hooker in that hot scene in The Big Gay Musical.
Truth co-stars Blanche Baker, an old friend of Moretti’s who played Molly Ringwald’s older sister on Valium in Sixteen Candles, and she won a supporting-actress Emmy for her role in the 1978 mini-series Holocaust, which starred Meryl Streep.
Below, a behind-the-scenes video, showing everybody on set in New Jersey. Listen as Moretti talks sheepishly about Corrigan’s “background,” and then hear Brent/Sean talk about what it was like being behind actual bars on set, and how he physically reacted.
Also, there’s a quick shot of him naked in the shower with Moretti with a sock on his junk, and one one of Brent doing push-ups before the cameras rolled, to pump his pecs. And you get to see Brent on a horse. And let’s not forget how much Brent likes horses.
If you’re in New York, the movie is playing at the Quad, at 34 West 13th Street, at 1 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. tonight, and Moretti will be doing a Q&A afterward both tonight and tomorrow. But you can also watch on Vimeo On Demand right here.