In the first-ever gay television-to-movie crossover, the groundbreaking feature film based on cable channel Logo's Noah's Arc arrives in select theaters this Friday.

Noah's Arc: Jumping The Broom was first announced in January 2007 and picks up where the 2006 second season left off.

The series first debuted on Logo in October 2005 as the gay cable channel's first drama. The series is often credited as the first high-profile drama to focus on the lives and loves of gay African-American men.

For two seasons the hour-long show drew praise and fans as Noah, Chance, Alex and Ricky showed America what being gay and black in West Hollywood was really like.

Jumping The Broom starts off with the gay marriage proposal cliffhanger that ended season two.

In the movie, the four friends travel to Martha's Vineyard to plan the perfect wedding for Noah and Wade. But even before the big day arrives, doubts begin to surface. Will the couple marry and find their happily-ever-after?

Not only is Jumping The Broom a unique and refreshing look at the struggles gay men of color face, but it's also pretty humorous – promising to be the feel-good gay movie of the year.

But the movie's ambitious goals go well beyond just making a black gay romantic comedy, it also serves to educate on issues important to the black community. For example, HIV is discussed in an early scene in the movie.

Before the wedding day, the crew take a rest from wedding planning in a jacuzzi.

“Well, do you guys think it's OK to stop using condoms after you're married?” Noah asks.

“That's tricky,” Alex replies as he drinks a cocktail. “I mean I have all these young guys come sweeping through the clinic asking me 'Is it OK if I let him hit it raw?' after they've only known the guy for less than a week. Talking about 'I love him, I trust him. He does a lot of nice things for me.' I'm like, 'Trust him? Girl, you're the one who's gonna be sitting in the HIV clinic looking stupid!'”

Noah's Arc: Jumping The Broom opens Friday in New York City.

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