As the coveted closing film of San Francisco’s Frameline festival, Darren Stein’s movie, G.B.F., has much to live up to.
Already stirring controversy for perpetuating stereotypes, the film chronicles the life of a closeted gay teen as three prom queens battle to win him as their gay best friend.
But the stereotypes aren’t regulated to gays as every teen stereotype is mocked with a high dose of comedy – with a desire that coming out was simple and filled with fun. With an all-star cast that includes Michael J. Willett, Megan Mullally and Paul Iacono, the film is a must-see.
Celebrating its 37th year, Frameline has showcased the best of LGBT films ranging from international, mainstream, and independent arenas. As the oldest LGBT film history festival dating back from 1977, their mission has always been “to strengthen the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and further its visibility by supporting and promoting a broad array of cultural representations and artistic expression in film, video and other media arts.”
Set during LGBT pride month, it’s the most attended LGBT arts event in San Francisco with more than 80,000 viewers. This year, the festival will run from June 20 to 30.