Written by Amos White V for THE ARTISTS FORUM MAGAZINE
Edited by Amos White V for THE ARTISTS FORUM, INC
5 out of 5 stars
NEW FEST OPENING NIGHT PARTY
NEW YORK, NY (Thursday, June 5, 2008) AF was invited to see the NEW FEST Opening Night Movie TRU LOVED written and produced by the makers of Coffee Date. With cameos by Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty), Jasmine Guy (A Different World), and Maria Wallace (The Bob Newhart Show), to name but a few, it’s a movie the whole family can enjoy… especially the young ones in high school. (I smell a sitcom) Also, keep an eye out for Najarra Townsend and Jake Abel. They are sure to blow up big time in Hollywood. See: truloved.com for more info on screening in your area.
A Quick Synopsis: Tru (Najarra Townsend), is a 16-year-old high school student from San Francisco, who has been uprooted from her gay-friendly home by her lesbian moms (oh so well played by Alexandra Paul and Cynda Williams) and moved away to a more conservative neighborhood in suburban Southern California.
There she meets Lo (Matthew Thompson), who is gay and closeted. And in Tru he finds a friend with whom he can really be himself, though still afraid to do the same with his mom, grandmother and closest pals.
When Tru sees and hears the closed-minded comments about homosexuality from her new group of “friends,” she takes a bold step: Together with openly gay student Walter (Tye Olson) she lays the groundwork to start a Gay-Straight Alliance club at her new school. Through the GSA, she meets Trevor (Jake Abel), a smart and charming young man — raised by his gay uncle Daniel (Bruce Vilanch) — with whom she becomes smitten.
Will Tru follow her heart and stay true to herself, or will she continue to cover for Lo, who feels he has too much to lose to be true to himself?
BrownBag Productions presents Tru Loved, starring Najarra Townsend, Jake Abel and Matthew Thompson. The film is directed and written by Stewart Wade, and also stars Alexandra Paul, Cynda Williams, Jasmine Guy, Nichelle Nichols, Bruce Vilanch, Alec Mapa and Jane Lynch. Produced by Antonio Brown and Stewart Wade, Tru Loved also features Marcia Wallace, Vernon Wells, Joseph Julian Soria and Tye Olson.
VIDEO LINKS: youtube.com/truloved
For more information about TRU LOVED, visit: trueloved.com