Behind the Scenes of the Gay Teen Comedy 'G.B.F.'
Imagine if Will & Grace's Megan Mullally were your mom. Is it possible that you'd have grown up even gayer than you already are?
In G.B.F. — short for Gay Best Friend — an upcoming indie gay comedy directed by out filmmaker Darren Stein of Jawbreaker fame, Mullally stars as the enthusiastically pro-gay mother to Brent, a closeted gay high schooler played by The Hard Times of R.J. Berger's Paul Iacono. Vulture's Kyle Buchanan recently visited the set while Mullally's character is awkwardly attempting to bond with her son by live-blogging the tent scene from Brokeback Mountain.
The role of a struggling gay teen hits especially close to home for Iacono. "I was 'straight' in high school, or claimed to be," says the 24-year-old actor, who came out publicly earlier this year. "I'm still attracted to girls, but I have a definite preference, and I identify culturally as a gay male, so that's where my inclinations lie."
Iacono explains that this project, more than any others, has allowed him to be himself: "Brent's like 25 percent Lohanthony, 25 percent Elaine Stritch, and 50 percent Paul Iacono."
G.B.F. also stars Natasha Lyonne, Harry Potter's Evanna Lynch, Precious star Xosha Roquemore, and Michael J. Willett, who plays gay for the second time after United States of Tara.
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