- Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature, NewFest, New York LGBT Film Festival
- Best Actor, Jonathan Gordon, Atlanta Out on Film
- Audience Award – Best U.S First Feature, Outfest Film Festival
- Jury Award, Best Feature Film, Kansas City LGBT Film Festival
- “Brimming with erotic tension, this formidable film places a microscope on upper-crust, young gay Manhattanites involved in a deliciously complicated love triangle. It’s riveting throughout.” – SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
- “Those People is a gay “Gatsby” with heart” – NEW NOW NEXT
“A refreshing triumph…’Those People’ positions itself in the vanguard of the new LGBT film wave as an instant classic about loyalty, forgiveness, self-nurturing, and accepting love even when you don’t feel you deserve it.” – SEATTLE GAY SCENE
Wolfe Video Presents
USA * 89 min * 2015 * Color * English
THOSE PEOPLE presents a complicated gay love triangle, brimming with erotic tension, and opens a fascinating window into upper crust, young Manhattanites struggling to find themselves amidst a myriad of moral, emotional, and erotic choices.
On Manhattan’s gilded Upper East Side, an impressionable young painter, Charlie (Jonathan Gordon), finds the man of his dreams in an older pianist from across the globe, Tim (Haaz Sleiman, ‘The Visitor”). Unfortunately, Charlie is also consumed with desire and love for his manipulative best friend, Sebastian (Jason Ralph, “The Magicians”), who is embroiled in a Bernie Madoff-esque family financial scandal. Sebastian’s coping mechanism is non-stop moneyed hedonism, and he insists Charlie join him on his self-destructive streak of sex, drinking and partying at his father’s massive penthouse. In the wake of Sebastian’s dangerous downward spiral, their tight-knit group of friends must confront the new realities of adulthood. Manhattan’s Upper East Side provides the backdrop for a riveting tale of entitlement, privilege, loyalty, and their complicated effect on a young man’s chance at love.
Beautifully shot, and capturing in fine detail a morally suspect world of elite Manhattan’s young and rich, THOSE PEOPLE creates an unforgettable sense of place, mood, and time to tell an erotic story of the ethics of desperation disguised as desire. An award-winning debut feature from young, NYC raised writer/director Joey Kuhn.
Written, Directed, Produced by: Joey Kuhn
Starring: Jonathan Gordon, Jason Ralph (The Magicians), Haaz Sleiman (The Visitor), Britt Lower
Distributed by: Wolfe Video
THOSE PEOPLE released exclusively on Vimeo On Demand May 13th, and releases June 14th on DVD / VOD via Wolfe Video across major retailers and digital platforms including iTunes, and WolfeOnDemand.com.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Born and raised in New York City, writer/director Joey Kuhn makes films that draw inspiration from the nexus of fine art and pop culture. Joey’s short films Thinly Veiled (2010) and Now Here (2011) have played at festivals around the world. In addition to his work as a writer/director, Joey is an editor and a still photographer. He graduated from Brown University in 2007 with a B.A. in Art-Semiotics and graduated with an M.F.A. from NYU’s Graduate Film Program in May 2014. THOSE PEOPLE is his first feature film.