A romantic comedy that shatters the
definition of family is set to open NewFest, New York City's LGBT
Tru Loved is the story of
16-year-old high schooler Tru (Gertrude) whose family is made up of
two lesbian moms and an openly gay friend. Her boyfriend, Lo, who is
the quarterback of the football team, also loves musical theater. Is
it possible he's also gay?
Writer/director Steward Wade (Coffee
Date) has woven a funny and touching story that dispenses with
traditional roles. In the world of Tru Loved, sexual identity
is never a foregone conclusion. For example, when Tru meets a boy
she likes at a gay-straight alliance meeting, she assumes he's
off-limits. Surprisingly, he turns out to be straight.
Tru is over all the gay-fuss – being
a teenager – yet, passionate about her family.
Tru Loved is set to open this
year's NewFest. The festival has lined up nearly 250 films this
year, representing over 30 countries. 71 of these films will have
their NY, US or world premieres at NewFest.
Director Tom Gustafson's spellbinding –
and award winning – short film Fairies gets its feature
length follow-up in Were The World Mine. The gay musical
fantasy closes this year's festival.
Timothy is elated when his eccentric
teacher casts him as mischievous Puck in a school production of A
Midsummer Night's Dream. Timothy, a social outcast in a
homophobic community, loves Jonathon. Soon he discovers a potion
that allows him to turn his town gay and make Jonathon love him. What
happens when he reluctantly gives up his control over the town?
The Advocate said of the film, “Hedwig
And The Angry Inch had better move over.”
The 20th annual NewFest LGBT
Film Festival takes place June 5 – 15.