Ay, papi! Even Matt Bomer’s mental breakdowns are handsome and charming.
An official trailer has been released for Papi Chulo, an upcoming buddy comedy starring Bomer as Sean, a newly single gay weatherman struggling with depression.
Written and directed by gay Irish filmmaker John Butler (Handsome Devil), Papi Chulo premiered last fall at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“After a newly-single TV weatherman is put on leave following an on-air meltdown, he directs his energy into home improvement and hires a middle-aged Latino day laborer named Ernesto (Alejandro Patiño) to help,” according to an official synopsis. “Despite a language barrier and having nothing in common, the two men develop an unexpected but profound friendship in this darkly comedic reflection on class, ethnicity, and companionship in contemporary Los Angeles.”
“I am going through a rough patch,” Sean tells Ernesto in the trailer. “My ex has been gone for six months now and I have to admit I’m not good at being alone. I never have been.”
Bomer, who headlined USA’s White Collar for six seasons, earned an Emmy nomination and Golden Globe Award for his performance in HBO’s The Normal Heart. The 41-year-old Doom Patrol star recently appeared on Will & Grace as news anchor McCoy Whitman, Will’s love interest.
A Pete Buttigieg supporter, Bomer is raising three sons with his husband, Hollywood publicist Simon Halls.
The Papi Chulo cast also includes Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) and D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place).
Papi Chulo is in theaters June 7.