THE PERFECT WEDDING, Starring James Rebhorn and Kristine Sutherland, Released on VOD Today
Small or Large Productions and Arcadia Creative's award-winning feature, The Perfect Wedding, whose ensemble cast is anchored by Hollywood veterans James Rebhorn (Independence Day, Scent of a Woman, Homeland) and Kristine Sutherland (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Honey I Shrunk the Kids), will be available on demand beginning today, November 10, 2013, and will be available for streaming and for purchase on DVD beginning December 5, 2013, from LGBT film distributor Wolfe Releasing. Orders can be placed by visiting the movie's website: www.theperfectweddingmovie.com.
A family collaboration was the genesis of this family-based, LGBT romantic comedy. New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann, her screenwriter husband, Ed Gaffney, and their son, actor Jason T. Gaffney, co-wrote and co-produced the movie.
"I love romantic comedies, and I love movies with gay characters," said Jason, who had the original idea for the script. "But I wanted to see a comedy about a couple of guys who fall in love that didn't rely on stereotypes for its humor. So I called my parents, and asked if they wanted to work with me in developing that kind of a story. Luckily, they jumped at the chance."
The co-creators describe The Perfect Wedding as a touching, funny story that takes place in Florida during a gathering of family and friends over the Christmas holidays. Meryl and Richard Fowler are planning their daughter Alana's wedding, struggling with an unspoken conflict between Meryl and Alana, and trying to face a newly diagnosed health problem for Richard. And with that as a backdrop, their son, Paul, falls in love with a young man he believes to be the new boyfriend of his ex.
The movie was inspired by the 1980s hit TV program, The Cosby Show, a sitcom about an African American family that didn't use race or racial stereotypes as a basis for its humor. Brockmann explains: "The Perfect Wedding isn't a movie about being gay. We didn't rely on a coming-out story or gay stereotypes for the drama or the humor in the script. Just as The Cosby Show redefined "normal" by presenting itself not as a "black sitcom," but rather as a sitcom that happened to feature an African American family, we would love for The Perfect Wedding to be seen as a romantic comedy that happens to feature a couple of young men who fall in love. We're hoping that labels like "gay romantic comedy" will soon be as outdated as "black sitcom," as we all come to realize that being gay is just as normal as being left-handed, or having blue eyes."
Mother, father and son are all thrilled that The Perfect Wedding was picked up for world-wide release. "Most independent movies never find distribution, so it's very exciting that The Perfect Wedding will be widely available to lovers of family-driven romantic comedies," said Ed. "We knew the odds were against us from the start, but all of us, including our ferociously dedicated and talented cast and crew, really believed there was an audience for this story. And Wolfe Releasing proved us right."
To place an advance order for DVDs of The Perfect Wedding, and for more information about the film, visit the movie's website at www.theperfectweddingmovie.com or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ThePerfectWeddingMovie.
Check out the trailer below!