The new hilarious and poignant indie comedy with a star-studded cast, G.B.F., has been released early and exclusively to DIRECTV.
G.B.F. follows high school student Tanner when he's outed as the first gay kid at North Gateway High. Tanner navigates his sudden and accidental new-found popularity as the three coolest girls in school vie for his attention to win him as their "Gay Best Friend," and jealously from his oldest friends abounds.
The film, directed by Darren Stein (Jawbreaker) is as bright and quirky as its impressive list of talented cast members. Natasha Lyonne has been attracting audiences for years with her roles in LGBT fan favorites like But I'm a Cheerleader and Orange is the New Black. She continues this tradition in G.B.F., playing Ms. Hoegel. Alongside her are Michael J. Willett as Tanner (United States of Tara) and his fan girls Fawcett (Sasha Pieterse, Pretty Little Liars), 'Shley (Andrea Bowen, Desperate Housewives), and Caprice (Xosha Roquemore, The Mindy Project). Notably, the movie also includes Evanna Lynch (the Harry Potter movies) as McKenzie, Paul Iacono (Fame) as Tanner's not-yet-openly gay friend Brent, Megan Mullaly (Will & Grace) as Brent's mom, Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live), Molly Tarlov (Awkward.), singer ("Leave (Get Out"), "Too Little Too Late") and actress (Shark Tales) Joanna "JoJo" Levesque, Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie's), Rebecca Gayheart (Urban Legend), and more.
G.B.F. first debuted at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in April and has been consistently screening at international, regional, and LGBT film festivals around the world since, receiving rave reviews along the way. The Hollywood premiere was held last week in Los Angeles, and is now airing exclusively on DIRECTV through December 19th. The movie will be released in theaters on January 17, 2014. In the meantime, movie-goers can follow G.B.F. on Twitter @GBFmovie and with #GBFonDIRECTV. The film's Facebook page delivers behind-the-scences interviews and sneak-peak pictures, as well.
With its witty script, a playful atmosphere, stellar cast members, and a fan base that's buzzing before the movie has even hit the big screen, G.B.F. is almost guaranteed to be the next big cult classic among LGBT audiences and beyond. Catch the official trailer below: