Another gay rom-com? Yes, please!
It hasn’t even been a full month since we got The Thing About Harry, and we already have another gay rom-com to look forward to. This time though, the film won’t be a tv movie and instead will have a (limited) theater release.
The movie in question is Almost Love and will star Scott Evans and Augustus Prew. In addition, the movie includes other actors/comedians like Michelle Buteau, Patricia Clarkson, and Zoe Chao.
The film’s description reads:
“A romantic comedy about a group of friends navigating love, life, and relationships as they reach the mid-point. At the heart of the story is Adam (Scott Evans), a talented painter now stuck ghost painting for successful contemporary artist, Ravella Brewer (Patricia Clarkson). He and Marklin (Augustus Prew) are at the five-year mark of their relationship. They don’t have kids, they’re not married, and are face to face with the existential question ‘Is that all there is?’
Their friend circle is confronting the same question in a whole host of ways: Elizabeth (Kate Walsh), Adam’s best friend, is at the 15-year mark of her marriage, ready to bail when she discovers her husband’s inappropriate text relationship with a younger woman; friend Cammy (Michelle Buteau) is dating Henry (Colin Donnell), but they never leave the house; Haley (Zoe Chao) is trying to figure out if her feelings for Scott James (Christopher Gray) are maternal or something more. “Everyone’s a bit of a mess, but at the same time eternally optimistic at finding new ways to make things work.””
When talking about the film to NewNowNext, Evans said:
“There are not really movies out there where it’s just starting at that five-year point and you miss all the happy stuff.” Evans also adds that the couples are “at the point of asking, ’Are we supposed to be together?’ You keep missing each other in a relationship, and it doesn’t get talked about, but you just get comfortable. You turn into roommates.”
But what about the most important question? When will the movie come out? Well, the film has been appearing in film festivals for almost a full year now. From appearing at the Toronto Inside Out Film Festival to showing at other festivals like Outfest Los Angeles, LGBT Film Festival, Out in Film Festival, Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Frameline, Westfield International Film Festival, and more. But now, Almost Love is preparing for a theatrical release, as well as a release for on-demand, on April 3. We’re excited to see it.
Sources: People, NewNowNext, Pride,
1 thought on “Can This Gay Couple Reclaim Love In Rom-Com “Almost Love?””
Yess queer themed movies with actual gay actors telling our stories. I can’t stand watching queer/ trans tv and movies being played by straight cis actors and they go out preaching inclusivity and LGBTQ rights when in turn they took our roles and opportunities. I stan with LGBTQ artists who wants to tell and act in their own stories without the narrative of a straight person.
Also the movie sounds interesting and will def spend money to watch it.