Gay-La Film & Party | June 5
The battle among a school's popular girls takes a turn when they embark on a search to find the first gay student in order to stay in vogue in this comic send-up of high school clique culture.
June 5, 2013
|7:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Egyptian||
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Gay-La Film & Party | Party at Q Capitol Hill follows the screening
June 6, 2013
|4:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Egyptian||Date has passed|
Tanner is happy enough living in the closet and the shadows, but when circumstance outs him to his entire high school, he finds himself cast as the hottest new accessory that the three rival queen bees of the school need, like, yesterday: a Gay Best Friend. Brent, his own best friend, would love to be in Tanner's shoes, causing a falling out that quickly turns to war as prom season approaches and the stakes get higher. Beyond being just plain fun, the film raises important points about straight female-gay male friendships and the hyper or non-sexualization of gay men, especially in the media. Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter's Luna Lovegood) is a special treat as the absurd McKenzie Price, who embodies the self-delusion and hypocrisy of the Westboro Baptist Church with zeal and war paint. Fast-paced and witty, there's little not to love in this part homage to, part parody of, the iconic Mean Girls (2004).
Darren Stein knows how to tap into the drama and ridiculousness of adolescence, a time in our lives when everything was of life or death importance, as evidenced by previous films Jawbreaker, Sparkler, and Put the Camera on Me.
Sponsored in part by: Greater Seattle Business Association, Poquitos, Q Club, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, ShadowCatcher Entertainment
The Gay-La screens an LGBT-themed film and then throws a huge party afterwards. Always a wild, colorful time, Gay-La has become one of the most trasured events of the Fest!
Screening of G.B.F. at the Egyptian Theatre with party following at Q Capitol Hill.
|Principal Cast:||Megan Mullally, Horatio Sanz, Natasha Lyonne, Michael J. Willett, Paul Iacono, Andrea Bowen, Rebecca Gayheart, Evanna Lynch|
|Running Time:||94 minutes|
|Producer:||Stephen Israel, Richard Bever, Darren Stein, George Northy|
|Editors:||Phillip J. Bartell|
|Music:||Brian H. Kim|
|Filmography:||Put the Camera on Me (2003); Jawbreaker (1999); Sparkler (1997)|