SeriesFest: Season 7

Independent Pilot Competition: Comedy Block 1 (US ONLY)

Expired July 12, 2021 5:59 AM
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Independent Pilot Competition: Comedy Block 1 (US ONLY) has a US geo-block and includes PRETEND PARTNERS.

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Nick and Max are roommates at Tuffett University, a classic liberal arts college complete with battalions of student groups, over-achieving freshmen, upperclassmen burnouts and the pervasive self-righteous indignation that characterizes Northeastern academia. Nick Cohen is an out-since-birth Jewish boy with a dash of naiveté and slight OCD tendencies, whereas his roommate, Max Finnegan, is a messy, shaggy-headed stoner who may or may not have peaked in high school. The world of Boy•Friends flips social paradigms: being gay is not an issue, the jocks of the struggling Intramural Flag Football team are the underdogs while the a cappella singers are the popular kids, the frat boys are the tame and rule-abiding students while the Women’s Rugby Team is the drug dealing muscle, and the ladies are always in charge. The show moves past the cliché gay-best-friend-sidekick and homophobic-straight-man relationship we see so often to present a modern world where a gay guy and straight guy can just be friends. Best friends.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    23 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States of America
  • Premiere
    Colorado Premiere
  • Director
    Darren Stein
  • Screenwriter
    Noam Ash, Austin Bening
  • Producer
    Noam Ash, Mike Heslin, Michael Hirschorn, Jessica Antonini, Alon Shtruzman, Heather Brewster
  • Filmmaker
    Noam Ash, Austin Bening
  • Cast
    Noam Ash, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Mike Heslin, Isaiah Frizzelle, Jennifer Damiano, Julia Murney, Nicholas Wilson, Andy Mientus, Kathryn Gallagher