So if you’re gay in New York then you know all about The Metropolitan in Brooklyn, the dive bar off the L Train. If you’re like me, you probably know all about lesbian angst and nothing makes for richer writing than having lesbian angst at The Metropolitan. I wrote this story called “Rebound,” which came out in The Brooklyn Rail a few years ago, about a night out gone bad and in it there is a best friend in a gold disco dress, PBR, sex, drugs, innocence, ignorance, an organic grocery store, rap music, and Hasidic jews. It’s a story that made everyone laugh, cry, and mostly cringe.
When I met Leslie Kwon, a director (Track Meet, 2011) who knows her own thing or two about angst, it was an immediate understanding sitting in the Think Coffee at Union Square that we would turn my sad sack coming out story into a short film layered with visual gorgeousness, sardonic humor, and really bittersweet writing.
This film is going to be chalk full of familiar faces because our cast was pulled straight out of the NYC gay scene. The point of the movie, which is full of funny moments like the horny straight couple that thinks they’ll surely find a threesome at Dyke Night, is to make audiences, yes, laugh, cry, and definitely cringe.
We’re young artists, we’re almost as in love with this project as we are with our queer community, we’re going to make this thing as perfect as it can be in spite of the fact that we have no money. So here is the part where we direct you to our Kickstarter – we have equipment to rent, actors to feed, and festivals to beg. Among many other things that cost more money than we are able to truly comprehend. If the sound of this weird, funny, staggeringly attractive film stirs even a little bit of curiosity in you – consider supporting us! As they say, every penny counts.