‘As Long as I’m Famous’ Due on VOD July 19, DVD Aug. 16 From Ariztical

The LGBT drama romance As Long as I’m Famous will be released on VOD July 19 and on DVD Aug. 16 from Ariztical Entertainment.

It’s the story of private, often forbidden romances of legends from Montgomery Clift to Richard Rodgers, told through the perspective of 24-year-old Sidney Lumet. The film is inspired by true events and paying homage to the Golden Age of Broadway during the summer of 1948.

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Directed by Bruce Reisman, the film stars Aaron Fors, Gavin Adams, David Chokachi (Baywatch TV Series), Camille Montgomery, Nicholas Luna, Eric Lutes, Chelsea Jordan, Tracy Nelson and Michael Paré.

 

Netflix Introduces ‘Shine With Pride’ Collection for Pride Month

Netflix is celebrating Pride Month with a slew of offerings shining a spotlight on LGBTQ+ stories, identities and self-expression with the collection “Shine With Pride.”

With more than 460 titles, the collection features documentaries, dramas and comedies, including “Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness,” “Heartstopper”  (just renewed for two more seasons), “She-Ra and The Princess of Power,” “Elite” and more.

Inspired by the range of color and symbolism present in the Pride flag, illustrator Ben Nichols created the collection artwork. Throughout the year Netflix will be unveiling new collections in collaboration with new artists.

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New series and other upcoming content include:

    • “Stand Out,” due June 9, is the largest-ever gathering of LGBTQ+ comics hosted by Billy Eichner. Highlights included icon Ani DiFranco introducing Margaret Cho, Sarah Paulson introducing Tig Notaro, Lily Tomlin introducing Sandra Bernhard, Lena Waithe introducing Wanda Sykes, and Rosie O’Donnell closing the night and inviting the rest of the performers joining her on stage for a new rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s hit “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “GAYS Just Want to Have Fun.” Other featured talent included Bob the Drag Queen, Eddie Izzard, Solomon Georgio, Sam Jay, River Butcher, Patti Harrison, Matteo Lane, Marsha Warfield, Mae Martin, Judy Gold, Joel Kim Booster, James Adomian, Guy Branum, Gina Yashere, Trixie Mattel, Scott Thompson, and Todd Glass.
    • “First Kill,” available June 10, is about teenage vampire Juliette, who when it’s time to make her first kill so she can take her place among a powerful vampire family, sets her sights on a new girl in town named Calliope. But much to Juliette’s surprise, Calliope is a vampire hunter, from a family of celebrated slayers. Both find that the other won’t be so easy to kill and, unfortunately, way too easy to fall for. 

 

  • Halftime, due June 14, is an intimate peek behind the curtain revealing the grit and determination that makes Jennifer Lopez the icon she is. The documentary focuses on Lopez in the second half of her career.
  • “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend,” available June 15, is the legendary “Iron Chef” series reborn with a supersized approach to the culinary competition. Five new Iron Chefs welcome Challenger Chefs to the reimagined Kitchen Stadium, where they’ll face off. The competition’s most successful Challenger will return to battle in a grand finale for the chance to be named the first-ever “Iron Legend.” Hosts are Alton Brown and Kristen Kish, and the Iron Chefs are Curtis Stone, Dominique Crenn, Marcus Samuelson, Ming Tsai and Gabriela Camara.
  • Season one of “Dead End: Paranormal Park,” due June 16, is based on creator and executive producer Hamish Steele’s horror-comedy graphic novels “DeadEndia” and web short “Dead End.” It follows the adventures of Barney, Norma and magical-talking-dog Pugsley, as they balance their summer jobs at the local theme park haunted house while battling the totally real supernatural forces that dwell within it. Together with their guide to the underworld multiplane, a sardonic thousand-year-old demon named Courtney, they’ll face zombie mascots, demonic game show hosts, sleep-sucking witches and the scariest thing of all — their first crushes.
  • “Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual,” available June 21, is Joel Kim Booster’s Netflix comedy special debut.
  • Season three of “The Umbrella Academy,” due June 22, follows the group after putting a stop to 1963’s doomsday. The Umbrella Academy returns home to the present, convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this timeline once and for all. But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t exactly how they left them. Enter the Sparrow Academy. Smart, stylish, and about as warm as a sea of icebergs, the Sparrows immediately clash with the Umbrellas in a violent face-off that turns out to be the least of everyone’s concerns. Navigating challenges, losses, and surprises of their own — and dealing with an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc in the universe (something they may have caused) — now all they need to do is convince Dad’s new and possibly better family to help them put right what their arrival made wrong.
  • “QUEEN,” releasing June 23, follows Sylwester, a retired tailor who now moonlights as a drag queen. He left Poland fifty years ago and has been living in Paris ever since. One day he gets a letter, asking him to donate a kidney to his ill daughter, who he left behind all these years ago and has never seen. Reluctantly, he embarks on a journey back to his motherland, to the coal mining town to which he swore never to return. The journey takes an unexpected turn, forcing Sylwester to confront the past and use his artistic skills to mount a stage production to save this small coal mine town.
  • “The Upshaws” (season two, part one) debuts June 29. The multi-camera comedy centers on a working-class African American family in Indiana. It follows Bennie Upshaw (Mike Epps), the head of a Black working class family in Indianapolis, a charming, well-intentioned mechanic and lifelong mess just trying his best to step up and care for his family — wife Regina (Kim Fields), their two young daughters (Khali Spraggins, Journey Christine) and firstborn son (Jermelle Simon), and the teenage son (Diamond Lyons) he fathered with another woman (Gabrielle Dennis) — and tolerate his sardonic sister-in-law (Wanda Sykes).
  • “Uncoupled,” due July 29, follows Michael (Neil Patrick Harris), who thought his life was perfect until his husband blindsides him by walking out the door after 17 years. Overnight, Michael has to confront two nightmares — losing what he thought was his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his mid-forties in New York City.

 

HBO Max Celebrates Pride Month With Content Lineup

HBO Max is launching into Pride 2022 through a full curatorial and design refresh of its LGBTQ+ Voices collection.

“The page seeks to uplift, educate and inspire all members of the LGBTQ+ community and beyond year-round,” according to HBO Max. “Titles that reflect the vibrant, nuanced spectrum of queerness will be prioritized and elevated across all pages, displaying HBO Max’s ongoing commitment to the LGBTQ+ community and overall diversity, inclusion and representation.”

The month-long celebration also includes free sampling of select titles available on Watch Free Episodes on HBO Max.

Additionally, the collection includes custom, short-form content series produced by Human by Orientation. These series will showcase and amplify the voices of HBO Max LGBTQ+ talent such as “Hack’s” Hannah Einbinder; “Legendary’s” Dashaun Wesley, Leiomy Maldonado, Jameela Jamil and Law Roach; “Somebody Somewhere’s” Murray Hill and Jeff Hiller; and “We’re Here’s” Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela and Eureka. The featured content will include”Queerness in Conversation,” “Culture Closeups,” “Serving Lewks” and “Get Ready With Me.” 

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As part of its Pride Month curations, HBO Max is partnering with DC to host a Super Hero Pride tray, consisting of titles from the DC Multiverse that feature characters in the LGBTQ+ community such as “Naomi,” “Batwoman,” “Harley Quinn,” “Young Justice,” “Constantine: City of Demons,” “Doom Patrol” and “Peacemaker.”
 
Throughout the month of June, HBO Max’s “Human by Orientation” will also partner with queer collectives across the markets (Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City) to bring the community back together to celebrate Pride in person, according to HBO Max. Starting on June 4 in Los Angeles, “Human by Orientation” kicks off a month of Pride collaborations by partnering with “The Party by Ostbahnhof” on “SCENE.” This event will feature a lineup of queer DJs and incorporate photo moments from iconic HBO Max series. On June 19, “Human by Orientation” will team-up with Black, queer collective, Masisi, for its Pride and Juneteenth celebration in Miami. Programming will feature wellness workshops and skincare services by Black practitioners, followed by a panel discussion titled “Art and Dance Floors as a Platform for Healing,” and finally a night of music and performances by Black, queer creatives.
 
Finally, kicking off New York City Pride weekend on June 24, “Human by Orientation” will partner with Brooklyn-based collectives Club Carry, xCakes and DickAppointment to host their celebration “GARDEN.” The event will start with community-centered discussions around queer nightlife and lead into a party with sets by notable queer DJs.
 
The list of titles included on HBO Max’s LGBTQ+ Voices page include:
 
Movies:

  • Acuitzeramo, 2022 (HBO)
  • And the Band Played On (HBO)
  • At Last, 2020
  • Beach Rats, 2017 (HBO)
  • Bessie, 2015 (HBO)
  • Best in Show, 2000 (HBO)
  • Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer (HBO)
  • Caro Comes Out, 2019 (HBO)
  • Coastal Elites, 2020 (HBO)
  • Desert Hearts, 1985
  • Dog Day Afternoon, 1975
  • El Nombre del Hijo, 2021 (HBO)
  • Happy Together, 1997
  • How to Survive a Plague, 2012
  • Kajillionaire, 2020 (HBO)
  • Language Lessons, 2021
  • Larry Kramer in Love & Anger (HBO)
  • Life Partners, 2014 (HBO)
  • Looking: The Movie, 2016 (HBO)
  • Lupe, 2021 (HBO)
  • Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (HBO)
  • My Days of Mercy, 2017 (HBO)
  • Nudo Mixteco, 2021 (premieres June 3, HBO)
  • Pariah, 2011 (HBO)
  • Paris Is Burning, 1990
  • Presenting Princess Shaw (HBO)
  • Shiva Baby, 2021 (HBO)
  • Skin Can Breathe, 2022 (HBO)
  • Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known (HBO)
  • Suited (HBO)
  • The Birdcage, 1996 (HBO)
  • The Color Purple, 1985
  • The Fallout, 2022
  • The Haunting, 1963
  • The Legend of the Underground (HBO)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, 2002 (HBO)
  • The Matrix, 1999
  • The Out List (HBO)
  • The Times of Harvey Milk, 1984
  • The Trans List (HBO)
  • Transhood (HBO)
  • Tu Me Manques, 2021 (HBO)
  • Victor/Victoria, 1982
  • Welcome to Chechnya (HBO)
  • When I Knew (HBO)
  • Wig (HBO)

 
Series:

  • “Angels in America” (HBO)
  • “Batwoman”
  • “Dafne and the Rest”
  • “David Makes Man”
  • “Degrassi: The Next Generation”
  • “Equal”
  • “Euphoria” (HBO)
  • “Euphoria: Rue and Jules” (HBO)
  • “Fast Foodies”
  • “Full Bloom”
  • “Gentleman Jack” (HBO)
  • “Gossip Girl” (2021)
  • “Hacks”
  • “Irma Vep” (premieres June 6, HBO)
  • “It’s a Sin”
  • “Legendary”
  • “Looking” (HBO)
  • “Los Espookys” (HBO)
  • “Mrs. Fletcher” (HBO)
  • “Nuclear Family” (HBO)
  • “Our Flag Means Death”
  • “PAUSE with Sam Jay” (HBO)
  • “Queen Stars”
  • “Queer You Are”
  • “Search Party”
  • “Seeing America with Megan Rapinoe” (HBO)
  • “Six Feet Under” (HBO)
  • “Somebody Somewhere” (HBO)
  • “Sort of”
  • “Steven Universe”
  • “The Baby” (HBO)
  • “The Other Two”
  • “The Sex Lives of College Girls”
  • “The Wire” (HBO)
  • “Todxs Nosotrxs”(HBO)
  • “Tuca & Bertie”
  • “Veneno”
  • “We Are Who We Are” (HBO)
  • “We’re Here” (HBO)
  • “Wellington Paranormal”

 
Documentaries:

  • A Family Is a Family is a Family: A Rosie O’Donnell Celebration (HBO)
  • Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer (HBO)
  • Caro Comes Out (HBO)
  • Equal
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • Larry Kramer: In Love & Anger (HBO)
  • LFG
  • Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (HBO)
  • McQueen (HBO)
  • Nuclear Family (HBO)
  • Paris Is Burning, 1990
  • Presenting Princess Shaw (HBO)
  • Six by Sondheim (HBO)
  • Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known (HBO)
  • Suited (HBO)
  • The Gospel According to André (HBO)
  • The Lady and the Dale (HBO)
  • The Legend of the Underground (HBO)
  • The Out List (HBO)
  • The Times of Harvey Milk, 1984
  • The Trans List (HBO)
  • Transhood (HBO)
  • Welcome to Chechnya (HBO)
  • When I Knew (HBO)
  • Wig (HBO)

Paramount+ Celebrates Pride Month With Spotlighted Content

Paramount+ is spotlighting content on its platform to celebrate Pride Month in June.

Titled “Paramount+ Celebrates Pride,” the collection launched on the streaming platform June 1 and will be available through the full month. The collection includes various content carousels/categories such as movies, shows, reality and more.

Titles include series “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” “Why Women Kill,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” “NCIS: Hawai’i” and more; movies In & Out, Three Months, Mean Girls and more; and specific LGBTQ-centric episodes of shows such as “Sister, Sister,” “The Loud House,” “Frasier” and “Lip Sync Battle.”

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Content and categories include:

Pride Movie Marathon

  • Three Months
  • In & Out
  • Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied
  • The Ring Thing
  • Mean Girls
  • Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch
  • One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
  • Election
  • Cabaret
  • Scream (2022)
  • Baby Steps
  • The Rainbow Bridge Motel
  • Bound
  • Seeking Dolly Parton
  • The Owls
  • Snapshots
  • Annihilation
  • Bedrooms and Hallways
  • Addicted to Fresno
  • Rio, I Love You

 

Essential Pride Series

  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars”
  • “Star Trek: Discovery”
  • “iCarly” (2021)
  • “Queen of the Universe”
  • “The Legend of Korra”
  • “Ghosts”
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
  • “Survivor”
  • “Why Women Kill”
  • “Younger”
  • “Instinct”
  • “The Loud House”
  • “Star Trek: The Original Series”
  • “NCIS: Hawai’i”
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked”
  • “Hack into Broad City”
  • “Reno 911”
  • “Happily Divorced”
  • “Another Period”
  • “FBI: Most Wanted”

 

Real Stories & Reality

  • Gay Chorus Deep South
  • Are You The One
  • Vito
  • Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied
  • Coded: The Hidden Love of J.C. Leyendecker 
  • Three Months
  • The Real World Homecoming
  • My Big Bollywood Wedding
  • C.O.G.
  • The Real World
  • Unzipped
  • Ex on the Beach
  • Off and Running
  • Next Influencer
  • Stonewall
  • Girl Code
  • Soldier’s Girl

 

Soundtrack of Pride: Born This Way

  • One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
  • Queen of the Universe
  • Cabaret
  • Three Months
  • “Behind the Music”
  • The J Team 
  • “Lip Sync Battle”
  • Blondie’s New York
  • Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project

 

NCIS: Hawai’i: We Love #KACY

  • “NCIS: Hawai’i” Season 1, Episode 101 – “Pilot”
  • “NCIS: Hawai’i” Season 1, Episode 102 – “Boom”
  • “NCIS: Hawai’i” Season 1, Episode 106 – “The Tourist”
  • “NCIS: Hawai’i” Season 1, Episode 107 – “Rescuers”
  • “NCIS: Hawai’i” Season 1, Episode 109 – “Imposter”
  • “NCIS: Hawai’i” Season 1, Episode 110 – “Lost”
  • “NCIS: Hawai’i” Season 1, Episode 111 – “The Game”
  • “NCIS: Hawai’i” Season 1, Episode 118 – “Breach”
  • “NCIS: Hawai’i” Season 1, Episode 120 – “Nightwatch”

 

Category Is: All Stars

  • “All Stars” S7E1
  • “All Stars” S2E5 
  • “All Stars” S3E6 
  • “All Stars” S6E12 
  • “All Stars” S4E5
  • “All Stars” S2E1 
  • “All Stars” S1E1 
  • “All Stars” S2E8
  • “All Stars” S4E8 
  • “All Stars” S5E5 
  • “All Stars” S6E10 
  • “All Stars” S3E3 
  • “All Stars” S4E6 
  • “All Stars” S1E6
  • “All Stars” S2E3 
  • “All Stars” S4E10
  • “All Stars” S5E1 

 

Paramount+ Celebrates Pride (Homepage Carousel)

  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars”
  • Three Months
  • “Star Trek: Discovery”
  • “iCarly” (2021)
  • Gay Chorus Deep South
  • Queen of the Universe
  • “NCIS: Hawai’i”
  • In & Out
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
  • “Vito”
  • Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied
  • Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch
  • “The Real World Homecoming”
  • The Legend of Korra
  • Coded: The Hidden Love of J.C. Leyendecker 
  • Are You the One
  • “Ghosts”
  • Mean Girls
  • “The Real World”
  • Scream (2022)

 

Love Is Love

  • “Star Trek: Discovery “S3E4 (Adira & Gray’s relationship; 2021 GLAAD winner outstanding drama series)
  • “The Real World” S3E19 (Pedro & Sean’s commitment ceremony)
  • “iCarly” 2021 S2E7 (drag queen guest stars)
  • “Are You the One” S8E1 (Come One Come All part 1)
  • “Are You the One” S8E2 (Come One Come All part 2)
  • “Ghosts” S1E15 (Isaac comes out to Hetty)
  • “Star Trek: Discovery” S1E9 (Stamets/Culber’s onscreen kiss)
  • “Sister, Sister” S2E12 (RuPaul as Margé)
  • “The Loud House “S2E16 (“L is for Love”)
  • “Frasier” S2E3 (GLAAD award winner for its satire of gay stereotypes)
  • “Behind the Music 2021” S1E1 (Ricky Martin)
  • “The Real World Homecoming” S1E5 (Norman attends Black Trans Lives Matter rally at Stonewall)
  • “Survivor” S33E10 (centers on strategy from Zeke, a fan favorite and eventual GLAAD rep for Survivor)
  • “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents” S1E8 (Julio Torres)
  • “Lip Sync Battle” S3E3 (Laverne Cox, Samira Wiley)
  • “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” S2E24 (RuPaul as The Witch Judge)
  • “FBI Most Wanted” S3E9 — “Run-Hide-Fight” (Agent Barnes wife gives birth)
  • “The Loud House” S1E13 (“Overnight Success”)
  • “Bubble Guppies” S4E2 (RuPaul as RuPearl)
  • “Survivor” S37E11 (Mike White’s loved one visit from his boyfriend)

Hulu Celebrating Pride Month With Premieres, Parade Livestreams

Hulu is celebrating Pride Month with livestreams of the Los Angeles and New York City Pride Parades — a first for the platform — and premieres of “Fire Island,” “Glee,” “Mormon No More” and Wildhood, among other content offerings. 

Both parades will be available via the “Pride Never Stops” hub, and remain viewable on Hulu for 30 days after their respective livestreams. The Los Angeles Pride Parade returns in person to Hollywood. The parade will have numerous surprise celebrity hosts and appearances alongside KABC’s Ellen Leyva, Karl Schmid, Christiane Cordero and Eric Resendiz. The event will livestream on Hulu June 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT. The NYC Pride March will livestream on Hulu June 26 from noon to 3 p.m. ET, and will be hosted by WABC’s Ken Rosato, Lauren Glassberg and Sam Champion. The NYC Pride March will have surprise celebrity appearances and honorable mentions as the celebration makes its way down 5th Avenue and past the Stonewall National Monument. It will also feature live music and in-depth profiles of people who have made a difference in the community.

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Hulu’s “Pride Never Stops” hub will continue to showcase a diverse library of series and films, filled with LGBTQIA+ favorites such as “Pose,” “First Day,” “Changing the Game,” “Ignorant Angels,” “Will & Grace,” “Kissing Jessica Stein” and “The Family Law,” as well as several premieres, including  all seasons of “Glee” June 1, “Fire Island” June 3, “Vida” June 7, “Love, Victor” season three June 15, the ABC docuseries “Mormon No More” June 24, and the coming-of-age LGBTQIA+ drama Wildwood June 24.

Queer Horror Film ‘So Vam’ Headed to Digital June 21

Mutiny Pictures’ queer horror feature So Vam will be available on digital June 21 from Distribution Solutions. 

Co-written, produced and directed by then 16-year-old Alice Maio Mackay, a young trans filmmaker in her feature debut, the film follows Kurt, a high school outcast in a conservative town who dreams of moving to the city to be a famous drag queen. When he is kidnapped by a predatory old vampire and attacked, he is rescued just in time by a gang of rebellious vampires who feed on bigots and abusers. As a vampire, he finally knows empowerment and belonging. However, his killer is still out there, creating new minions with their own rotten hatred and threatening all that he loves. Until Kurt faces the monster, he will never truly be free.

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The new age genre stars Chris Asimos (The Resurgence, Danger 5), Patty Glavieux (Blood Money) and Ben DeLaCrème (“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Happiest Season).

 

Drama ‘Firebird’ Arriving for Digital Purchase and VOD June 3 From Lionsgate

The drama Firebird arrives for digital purchase and on VOD in the United States and Canada June 3 from Lionsgate.

Directed and cowritten by Peeter Rebane (Tashi Delek, Robbie Williams: Fans Journey to Tallinn) and cowritten by actor Tom Prior (Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Theory of Everything), Firebird is based on true events during the Cold War at the height of 1970s Communist rule. The story follows a handsome young soldier who embarks on a clandestine love affair with a charismatic fighter pilot newly stationed at his Air Force base. Set in a time when men in uniform caught having a sexual affair were dealt a severe punishment, this is a story of two men who risked their freedom — and their lives — as their loyalties were torn between love and service to their country. 

Special features include a making-of documentary.

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LGBT Road Film ‘Baja Come Down’ Travels to DVD and Digital Jan. 25

The LGBT road film Baja Come Down will debut on DVD and digital Jan. 25 from Ariztical Entertainment.

In the drama, Charlie (Michelle Ortiz) and Hannah (Caitlin Michael Riley) can’t say it out loud, but the two women both know their relationship is coming to an end. As a last-ditch effort, they head south, down the dusty coast of Baja California, Mexico, with their ragdoll cat Lou. The two reconnect and make love but the connection doesn’t last long before the tension between them rises to the surface. And when a crisis at work calls for Charlie to go back to L.A., the question of whether they will return separately or together must be faced.

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Baja Come Down – Trailer from Ariztical Entertainment on Vimeo.

‘Boy Meets Boy’ Due on DVD and VOD Oct. 26 From Ariztical

The LGBTQ romantic drama Boy Meets Boy will come out on DVD and VOD Oct. 26 from Ariztical Entertainment.

The film follows Harry, who has been partying for 48 hours straight when he meets Johannes on the dance floor of a club in Berlin. With 15 hours left until Harry’s flight back to London, the young men spend the day together wandering the city and experiencing the contrasts in their lives, forcing them to confront their own truths and developing a connection.

The film — set in the streets of Berlin using real locations and natural daylight with a focus on spur of the moment and off-the-cuff dialog — is an intimate view of contemporary gay culture showing the fears and fragilities of the millennial queer generation.

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Boy Meets Boy had its premiere at BFI Flare London and continued to other festivals, including Frameline San Francisco, Outfest Los Angeles, NewFest Pride New York, Provincetown, Toronto Inside Out and Reeling Chicago. It won the Grand Prize Alternative Spirit Award for Best Feature Film at the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

‘From Zero to I Love You’ Available Now on VOD, DVD From Ariztical

From Zero to I Love You is available now from LGBT distributor Ariztical Entertainment on VOD and DVD.

The film stars Scott Bailey and Darryl Stephens (Logo’s “Noah’s Arc,” Boy Culture the movie, the upcoming “Boy Culture” series, the series “DTLA”).

Doug Spearman’s second feature, following the gay detective movie Hot Guys With Guns, From Zero to I Love You is a semi-autobiographical story revolving around Jack (Bailey), who is in a seemingly perfect marriage but can no longer hide the secret desires that have plagued him. When he meets Pete (Stephens), what was supposed to be a one-night stand turns into a once in a lifetime love for both of them, threatening to upend everything Jack has built and changing his life forever.

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Spearman originally wrote the story as a novel called Welcome, Sinners. After adapting the novel to a screenplay, a scene from the script ran as a one-act play called Getting Better All the Time at the Beverly Hills Playhouse for a year, starring Jay Huguley as Pete and Al Sapienza as John, who both appear in the movie as Eric Dupont and Dr. Tracey Thayer, respectively.