Event and Media Lead
If someone told you Xander Harris would make out with a guy in an episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer you and millions of fans would have never heard the end of it. Nicholas Brendon - the actor who portrayed the popular character in the hugely successful TV series - does just that and more in the indie gay film Big Gay Love, which had a very successful, sold-out Los Angeles premiere this weekend at Outfest, the Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival. Brendon, along with fellow lead actor Jonathan Lisecki (Gayby) was listed as one of the co-producers of the film. Check out the Kickstarter featurette and scenes from the film here: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKCc_vjv5AA&w=560&h=315] The 42-year-old actor attended the red carpet premiere and screening along with the rest of the cast, director Ringo Le, and producer Quentin Lee (of White Frog, which co-stars Glee’s Harry Shum, Jr.) to an enthusiastic and receptive crowd.
Big Gay Love is an indie comedy feature about a chubby gay man named Bob (Lisecki) who overcomes discrimination and finds love on his own terms. It plays on the overtly body-conscious image in the LGBT community - especially in Los Angeles, where the film was shot. When true love does find Bob, in the form of a hunky chef named Andy (Brendon), his comical insecurities about being loved spills to the seams and get the best of him. The film is a love letter for everyone who’s ever wanted to be accepted for himself or herself regardless of shape, size or color. During the film’s Q and A after the screening, Brendon was very coy and animated about his intimate scenes with Lisecki, which prompted the latter to relive his anxiety about sharing scenes with his famous co-star. He recalled that he used lots of hygienic measures like mouthwash for their kissing scenes. Catch the film when it comes to a film festival near you!