The 25th annual LGBT Film Festival, Inside Out and Review “Those People”
Inside Out Gay Film Festival
Film: Those People
|SYNOPSIS On Manhattan’s gilded Upper East Side, a young painter, CHARLIE (Jonathan Gordon), finds the man of his dreams in an older pianist from across the globe, TIM (Haaz Sleiman). If only Charlie weren’t secretly in love with his own manipulative best friend, SEBASTIAN (Jason Ralph), who is embroiled in a financial scandal. In the wake of Sebastian’s notoriety, their tight-knit group of friends must confront the new realities of adulthood.|
The love triangle among the protagonists is well played out. The situations are realistic.
The gay characters are all openly gay. Maybe this is the reality in today’s New York. There are no tensions faced by any of the characters about their sexual orientation. Not from mothers, fathers, synagogues and so on. It would be a wonderful world if everyone lived openly like this. It did not seem realistic.
Haaz Sleiman, an “out” Muslim, plays an openly gay character. Previously he appeared as Jesus in “Killing Christ”.