Joseph Graham’s Beautiful Something will have a May 17th digital and cable release after an acclaimed year on the LGBT festival circuit and a theatrical run in New York and LA.
The film was a hit on the festival circuit were it was featured at prominent film festivals like Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, San Diego LGBT Film Festival, Outfest, Reeling Chicago (Jury Award Best Actor, Ensemble Cast), Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Taiwan International Queer Film Festival, Out on Film Atlanta, Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival, Mardi Gras Film Festival Sydney, Melbourne Queer Film Festival and the Torino Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
The critics were duly impressed:
• “an enthralling and audacious piece of film making” ”reckless and bold” – San Diego Gay and Lesbian News
• “rough, sharp and to the point” – Frontiers Media
• “well-sketched personas that spark off each-other brilliantly” – Gay Times
Beautiful Something follows four men on their interlocking searches for sex, art, love, and identity within the City of Brotherly Love.
In one desperate night, four disparate gay men cruise Philadelphia in pursuit of ever-elusive human connection.
Brian (Sheppard), a poet with an already-spent advance and a looming deadline, seeks distraction at dusk-whether that means a hook-up (or two) or confessing his love to his straight best friend.
Drew (Domingo), a renowned sculptor in love with his boyish muse, is eager to finish his latest creation. His model Jim (Ryan) is an unpredictable aspiring actor prone to dramatic outbursts. Simultaneously aroused and intimidated by Drew’s talent and devotion, Jim yearns for a modicum of freedom from the sculptor’s attentions.
Rounding out the quartet is Bob (Lescault), a wealthy, alcoholic talent agent, cruising the Philadelphia backstreets for a “beautiful something.” Despite his aimlessness, he usually finds his target.