USA, 2013, 73 Minute Running Time
Topics: Comedy, Gay/Lesbian, Romantic Comedy
Program: World Cinema Now
Mimicking the style of ’60s Rock Hudson-Doris Day movies and turning societal convention on its ear, this deeply demented comedy dares to ask the straight-faced question: “Can true love between two white men survive in a time and place where societal norms only tolerate interracial romance, and straight people are the ones kept in the closet?”
Long-time business partners Drew Drake and Whitey Ford have a deep, dark secret from their friends: they’re actually a couple – a no-no in their world, where even though being straight is strongly frowned upon, non-interracial relationships are even more taboo. And while the two have been very successful in the professional world (Drew is a real estate agent and the two have a successful comedy act), their life together is burdened by the knowledge that they cannot openly declare their love for fear it would spell doom for their friendships and careers.
Everything comes to a head when one of the pair becomes the obscure object of desire for a perverted female friend, and their longtime secret romance threatens to burst into the open. Unabashedly kitschy, decidedly retro-modern and deliciously amusing, "Hidden Hills" is a surreal delight.
Filmmaker(s) attending: Director, Prodcuer
DIRECTOR: Dan Steadman
Producer: Cynthia Webster
Editor: Dan Steadman
Screenwriter: Dan Steadman
Cinematographer: Brett Frager
Music: Geoffrey Burch
Principal Cast: Ted Trent, Tim O'Leary, Karen Forman, Jane Wiedlin, Wendy Shapero, Worthie Meacham, Stephen Foster
Filmography: Ybor City (2013)
Red Lodge (2013)
Print Source: Out of the Closet Ent.
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