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New Releases from Wolfe Video – “Coming Out” and “Shared Rooms”
Young filmmaker Alden Peters captures the coming out process in the current digital era with startling emotional clarity in the new documentary COMING OUT, recently released on DVD / VOD from Wolfe Video.
In his directorial debut, young NYC-based filmmaker Alden Peters documents his own coming-out experience, capturing everything on-camera as he plans and boldly captures his disclosures to friends, family, and society. Inspired by social media coming out videos by teens around the world, COMING OUT places viewers directly inside the raw, intimate moments when Alden reveals his true identity to his family and friends, ranging from the painfully awkward to the hilariously honest.
Crowdsourced videos from LGBTQ youth from around the world complement the depth of Alden’s own story, and he also interviews his own family, friends, and leading LGBT figures and experts, including Janet Mock, about the unique challenges of coming out in today’s digital era.
Said Alden, “When I was a questioning teenager, and later when I made the decision to come out of the closet, I searched for a film that showed the process of coming out. I found nothing but fiction films and YouTube videos, and nobody discussed what happened immediately after coming out. I wanted to see that entire process and hear the uncertainties along the way. Over five years later, Coming Out is the film that I craved.”
In the age of smartphones, Facebook, and over-sharing, COMING OUT succeeds in making the personal both a cultural event and a political celebration, and a poignant transcendence of the genre.
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A sexy, exuberant gay romantic comedy, SHARED ROOMS, releases November 15th on DVD / VOD via Wolfe Video. From veteran filmmakers Rob Willliams and Rodney Johnson (Make The Yuletide Gay, Long Term Relationship). Just in time for the holiday season, this new romantic comedy brings together three interrelated tales of gay men seeking family, love and sex during the holiday season.
Married couple Laslo and Cal unexpectedly take in a gay teen relative who’s been kicked out of his home; Sid and Gray have a casual online hookup which unexpectedly deepens; and roommates Julian and Dylan confront their secret mutual attraction when forced to share a bed for a week. At a New Year’s Eve party, these stories come together in a heartwarming and joyous ending.
Accomplished filmmakers Rob Williams and his partner Rodney Johnson (makers of the gay holiday hit Make The Yuletide Gay) have created a crowd pleasing gay holiday comedy, starring a sexy ensemble cast, and set in the hip Los Angeles enclave of Silverlake. This is their eighth feature film.
Said Williams, “I believe in the power of film, and especially, the power of gay films. We can show people who don’t get to be out and open in their daily lives that it’s possible to find true love, that it’s possible to find an accepting family, and that it’s possible to be gay and be happy. I hope that in creating a world where men find love and family – even if it’s just a movie – we can inspire people to look for the positive things in life and to welcome love in whatever form it comes.”
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ABOUT WOLFE VIDEO:
Founded in 1985 and now celebrating 30 years as the largest exclusive distributor of lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) films, Wolfe’s release slate includes some of the most popular LGBT films of 2015, including the Swiss Oscar and Golden Globes submission The Circle; the gorgeous lesbian drama by renowned Venezuelan director Fina Torres, Liz in September; and the epic international production by Finland’s Mika KaurasmÃ¤ki, The Girl King. In 2016, Wolfe’s releases include the Thai Oscar submission How To Win at Checkers (Every Time); Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party; Naz & Maalik; Those People, Parched; and Margarita With A Straw. Wolfe’s library of beloved modern classics includes such acclaimed hits as Cloudburst, Undertow, Desert Hearts and Big Eden. Wolfe’s complete motion picture library can be found at WolfeVideo.com as well as at national retailers such as Netflix, Amazon and VOD destinations such as Comcast, Time Warner, Hulu, iTunes and WolfeOnDemand.com. Find more info online.
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.