Those People 2015
1h 29min | Drama, Romance | 6 May 2016 (USA)
On Manhattan’s gilded Upper East Side, a young gay painter is torn between an obsession with his infamous socialite best friend and a promising new romance with an older foreign concert pianist.
I saw this film at the Frameline LGBT Film Festival in San Francisco on Saturday night. Great performances, heartbreaking story & very intense love triangle. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. Charlie (the handsome, Jonathan Gordon) is a budding artist who is hung up on his self-centered BFF, Sebastian (Jason Ralph). The feeling is not mutual. Sebastian’s life is turned upside down after a scandal puts his father in jail. When Charlie meets a hot Lebanese concert pianist, older & more grounded than Sebastian there developing relationship starts to interfere with Charlie & Sebastian’s long time friendship. The cast is outstanding but Jonathan Gordon is the star & is just about in every scene except when Sebastian meets his father in jail. It’s a heartbreaking moment. Joey Kuhn’s directorial debut is very impressive. Well done. Highly recommended.
Director: Joey Kuhn
Writers: Joey Kuhn (screenplay), Joey Kuhn (story)
Stars: Jonathan Gordon, Jason Ralph, Haaz Sleiman