NYC-Set Drama THOSE PEOPLE Opens at Cinema Village This May
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. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/158095460On 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.