Watch Trailer
The Art of Being Straight (2008)
The Art of Being Straight | 01:54
Watch Trailer
MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,159 this week

The Art of Being Straight (2008)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  20 June 2008 (USA)
4.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 523 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 11 critic

A sexy, comedic drama about two college friends questioning their careers and sexuality in east Los Angeles.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

"Hand of God" - What to Watch

IMDb sits down with the cast of the thriller drama "Hand of God," including Ron Perlman, Julian Morris, Garret Dillahunt, and Alona Tal.

Watch our interview

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 240 titles
created 13 Sep 2011
 
a list of 445 titles
created 04 Sep 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 18 Jul 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Art of Being Straight (2008)

The Art of Being Straight (2008) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Art of Being Straight.
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rock Haven (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Brady (Sean Hoagland), who will shortly be going away to college, is a shy, introspective 18 year old, who moves to the coastal seaside town of Rock Haven with his overprotective, widowed ... See full summary »

Director: David Lewis
Stars: Sean Hoagland, Owen Alabado, Laura Jane Coles
Dorian Blues (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

High school senior Dorian begins a gay man's odyssey when he determines that he's gay and decides to come out. Chief among concerns is the reaction of his father, who has never liked him.

Director: Tennyson Bardwell
Stars: Michael McMillian, Lea Coco, Steve Fletcher
Poster Boy (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

With the help of a hot, slightly older new acquaintence (Noseworthy), the closeted son (Newton) of a conservative U.S. Senator (Lerner) puts a shocking spin on his dad's re-election campaign.

Director: Zak Tucker
Stars: Matt Newton, Michael Lerner, Karen Allen
Shank (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A closeted teenage street punk takes up with the latest roughed-up gay victim of his bullying gang, which does not set well with the gang's drugged-up, brotherly leader.

Directors: Simon Pearce, Christian Martin
Stars: Wayne Virgo, Marc Laurent, Tom Bott
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Charlie Conrad is ready for college, but the sudden death of his mother and his long-absent father leave him saddled with the adult responsibility of raising his 9-year-old brother.

Director: Justin Lo
Stars: Justin Lo, Booboo Stewart, Nick Bartzen
Redwoods (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An unfulfilled gay man in a stagnant relationship finds his life changed forever when he meets a struggling writer visiting the Redwoods Country.

Director: David Lewis
Stars: Matthew Montgomery, Tad Coughenour, Caleb Dorfman
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Griff wants to maintain just a superficial relationship with his all-gay boyfriend, who gets seriously wounded in a gay bashing.

Director: John Keitel
Stars: Daniel Chilson, Niklaus Lange, Don Handfield
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A gay Internet connection is made, but entanglements ensue due to hiding behind the name and photo of a straight male stripper who happens to return to the area.

Director: Glenn Gaylord
Stars: Rebekah Kochan, Daniel Skelton, Chris Salvatore
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Chris and RJ reunite five years after coming out to their families and their church as gay men, where the factors that led to their separation are revealed as they mourn the death of their mutual friend Rodney.

Director: Jon Garcia
Stars: Nick Ferrucci, Benjamin Farmer, Hannah Barefoot
Strapped (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A handsome young prostitute learns about life and love during a sex-filled odyssey in an apartment building filled with strange inhabitants.

Director: Joseph Graham
Stars: Ben Bonenfant, Nick Frangione, Artem Mishin
Eating Out I (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After getting dumped by his slutty girlfriend, Caleb falls in love with Gwen. However, thanks to Caleb's roommate, Gwen thinks he's gay and sets him up with her roommate, Marc.

Director: Q. Allan Brocka
Stars: Scott Lunsford, Jim Verraros, Emily Brooke Hands
Monster Pies (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mike has felt alienated and alone for as long as he can remember, until a new boy arrives at his school - awakening feelings and a world of possibilities he'd never before dared to dream of.

Director: Lee Galea
Stars: Tristan Barr, Lucas Linehan, Rohana Hayes
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Paul (as Johnny Ray)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rachel Castillo ...
Maddy
Jim Dineen ...
Young Male Office Assistant
Jared Grey ...
Andy
Jesse Janzen ...
Brian
Tyler Jenich ...
Cole
Alan LaPolice ...
Rand
Marie Lively ...
Donna
...
Matt
Anne Reeder ...
Simone
...
Anna
Jesse Rosen ...
Jon
...
Renee (as Dana May Salah)
Pete Scherer ...
Aaron
...
Bela
Edit

Storyline

John thinks he's got it all figured out. He's young, good looking and has always had a way with the ladies. After a break-up with his girlfriend, he moves west to Los Angeles for a fresh start. He is officially back on the market and looking to score. Crashing on his buddy Andy's couch is a comforting return to the college patterns of partying, womanizing and trash talk with the guys. However, reconnecting with his old flame Maddie proves to be surprising when she introduces him to her girlfriend, Anna. An aspiring photographer, John takes an entry-level position at an ad agency, determined to prove himself. Things get a little confusing when Paul, a successful executive at the firm, takes a special interest in John, and when John ends up in Paul's bed, his world is turned completely upside down. The Art of Being Straight explores one man's unexpected search for identity. More than just a story of seduction, John's journey to find himself proves to be almost more than he can handle, ... Written by Kristine Kolton

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 June 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,778 (USA) (5 June 2009)

Gross:

$10,382 (USA) (26 June 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not Good
25 September 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Bad movie with no ending. I knew I was in trouble when the main guy was the least good-looking with receding hairline (the comb over is terrible, especially after the gay sex scene). It was obvious this guy wrote and directed it; the main character would not be the least attractive if he was cast on his acting talents. The story begins with no realism-the least attractive guy is a ladies' man? Not believable. And then he has a gay eperience as a bottom? Guys in the closet do not immediately jump into anal sex-it just doesn't happen. And then the movie just ends after less than 70 minutes. I don't even want to go into the parallel story involving a teacher and some girl...not connected to the main story at all! Nothing new here-its all been done before and much better. Next time, don't cast yourself. Very few experienced film makers can star as well as direct a movie-this guy is NOT one of them.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Music is good and Rachael Castillo is terrific endecottp
Discuss The Art of Being Straight (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?