As gay film festivals kick into high gear across the country, we’ve got a trailer and clip from a new gay indie, a horror-comedy written by popular web homo Jeffery Self and Jim Hansen (director of the Chloe Sevigny series), who also directs.
The film centers on Joe (Matthew McKelligon), a fairly monotone and obviously creepy gay dude, who turns out to be a sociopath of the campiest variety possible. He starts dating George (Jeffery Self), a shallow, narcissistic, gregarious maker of viral videos (not unlike Self himself!) who thinks Joe is really hot and just makes a lot of jokes about killing people. Then, for comic relief, we also have the many talents of a gang of L.A. funny folk including Drew Droege, Sam Pancake, Jack Plotnick, and Bryan Safi.
At one point, Plotnick’s character mis-quotes Maya Angelou, attributing it to Oprah, saying, “When people tell you who they are, listen to them.” Also: The Facts of Life‘s Mindy Cohn carting around juice boxes!
And, of course, there’s a bunch of blood flying around, and plenty of shirtlessness.
Indiewire, in a first review of the film, says it “[nails] a unique and hysterical tone that says a lot more about the state of gay culture than we might want to admit.”
Look for this to land on Netflix streaming sometime in the near future.
Here’s a clip of a scene, too: