(*homocinematically inclined)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Out in Film: Todd Stephens

Idol worship: Todd Stephens, writer/director/ producer.

- He won an Outfest screenplay award for his first film, Edge of Seventeen (which he wrote and produced), one of the best coming out stories on film, not to mention a totally awesome 80's flashback for gays of a certain age.

- He made his directorial debut with Gypsy 83, about two misfit Stevie Nicks fans on the road to New York and self-discovery.

- Melding the burgeoning queer cinema market with the lowbrow antics of the American Pie movies, his Another Gay Movie was a raunchy, riotous send up of both genres.

- Taking that concept a step further (perhaps a step too far), his Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild invades theaters like a bad case of crabs this weekend. Watch the star-studded trailer here.

- In addition to writing, directing and producing, he also contributed songs to the soundtracks of Gypsy 83 and Another Gay Movie, including the peppy "Another Gay Sunshine Day", sung by Nancy Sinatra.

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