It’s no secret that we’re excited about G.B.F., the new coming of age movie starring The Hard Times of R.J. Berger’s Paul Iacono and Michael Willett of The United States of Tara as two gay teens who really aren’t sure who they want to be in their high school world until Willett’s character gets hunted down by the Clique Queens, who want the latest accessory for their fashionable reign, a Gay Best Friend.
From director Darren Stein of Jawbreaker, it’s a delightful twist on the coming out story, because the gay teens are actually fine with who they are, even if they’re confused about who they are to each other. But since being gay is fashionable, how everyone else relates to them in this heightened reality provides the commentary on where we are as a society.
In this behind-the-scenes look, we get to meet the characters that inhabit this high school, and get one of the greatest line deliveries by a teen Christian in recent memory. This is the modern teen comedy, but you can see how it owes its roots to Heathers, Mean Girls, and Clueless.
G.B.F. screens at the Tribeca Film Festival