A Generational Divide Leads To A Turbulent First Date In “Call Your Father”

"Gay guys your age are traumatized, ya know? All your friends died of AIDS."

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Jordan Firstman takes a look at two gay men at very different stages of their lives in his new short, Call Your Father.

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Firstman, a writer on TBS’ Search Party, stars as Josh, a millennial far more focused on himself than his somewhat older date, Greg (Craig Chester). Their evening takes some unexpected turns that force the two to confront their generational divide and examine their lives from very different perspectives.


“I always think it’s fun to write really outspoken, annoying characters with deep insecurity and loneliness issues,” Firstman told Out. “To say the things I want to say, but I get to put a layer of ’they’re damaged, they’re fucked up and I’m making fun of them.'”

Call Your Father won the jury award for best short last year at the North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

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