Ariztical President Michael Jack Shoel noted that “this recent festival sensation is one of the rare films that successfully navigates the lines of artistic relevance while being uncompromisingly gay in theme and erotically charged content”.
From writer-director Joseph Graham (Strapped), Beautiful Something stars Brian Sheppard, Colman Domingo (Selma, AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead”), Zack Ryan and John Lescault. Directing his smouldering cast with conviction in a moody, nighttime palette, Graham presents a film with a lot of male skin, but also a lot of heart, as it explores centuries-old questions about mixing up love with art. Beautiful Something will be available on DirecTV, iTunes, Cable VOD, Dish, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu and more. A physical release is planned for late summer.
In one desperate night, four disparate gay men cruise Philadelphia in pursuit of ever-elusive human connection. Brian (Sheppard), a poet with an already-spent advance and a looming deadline, seeks distraction at dusk-whether that means a hook-up (or two) or confessing his love to his straight best friend. Drew (Domingo), a renowned sculptor in love with his boyish muse, is eager to finish his latest creation. His model Jim (Ryan) is an unpredictable aspiring actor prone to dramatic outbursts. Simultaneously aroused and intimidated by Drew’s talent and devotion, Jim yearns for a modicum of freedom from the sculptor’s attentions. Rounding out the quartet is Bob (Lescault), a wealthy, alcoholic talent agent, cruising the Philadelphia backstreets for a “beautiful something.” Despite his aimlessness, he usually finds his target.