They make themselves “small” and dim their own light. I also get a lot of comparisons to John Leguizamo and even Sarah Jones and Anna Deveare Smith.
That’s a trope filmmaker Mike Roma would like to upend.
Hence the idea for his feature debut, “Dating My Mother,” a heartfelt comedy with a fresh take on the mother/gay son relationship.
Granted, there are many notable exceptions (and the media landscape is slowly getting more diverse), but the distinction here is that this isn’t a film about lesbian dating.
, for which she was an executive producer, and Anne Hathaway is aiming to keep the starring/producing ball rolling with a new, untitled romantic comedy.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the bond between mothers and their gay sons, but I’ve never seen a relationship quite like my own depicted onscreen,” said Roma.
“Typically, gay men have been portrayed as deviant, weak, or dangerous, while their mothers have been castrating, icy, or evil.
You spend the first few years trying to find your voice.
I mean, Janitors call themselves “custodial engineers,” so I figured I should try to say something to make it sound more interesting. I find that it’s easier to navigate a path when you know where you are going and chose your own mode of transportation. You need tough skin, a strong heart, and a clear mind to really make this thing work.
Rarely, do we ever think that we’re in the wrong…it’s so easy to shift the problems to the other person: they’re not fun or hot enough, too boring, they eat their peas one at a time.... from director Drew Van Steenbergen and starring frequent collaborator and screenwriter Quinn Marcus is about a character who is coming to terms with herself.
It’s a low-key, talky dramedy about a woman who is beginning to realize that she may, in fact, be the asshole.
The popular dating website is home to millions and this funny guy wants to make sure they all check out.