In Joseph Graham’s Beautiful Something, screening tonight at L.A.’s Outfest, four gay men cruise the streets of Philadelphia searching for an elusive human connection.
There’s Brian (Brian Sheppard), a poet with a looming deadline a need to find a distraction. And Drew (Colman Domingo), a celebrated sculptor in love with his boyish muse, Jim (Zack Ryan), who actually yearns for freedom from his attentions.
And then there’s Bob (John Lescault), a wealthy but alcoholic talent agent spending his middle age trolling for a “beautiful something.”
Along the way, they contend with unrequited passions, fraying relationships, artistic frustrations, and, if the steamy trailer is any indication, lots of sex.
The inclusion of Colman Domingo definitely caught our attention.
After appearing on Logo’s Big Gay Sketch Show, he starred in the acclaimed rock musical Passing Strange, and was nominated for both a Tony and an Olivier for his performance in Kander and Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys. On screen, he has appeared in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Lincoln and Selma.
He can be seen next on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, premiering August 23.