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The Art of Being Straight -- A sexy, comedic drama about two college friends questioning their careers and sexuality in east Los Angeles.


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  (in credits order)

Johnny Ray Rodriguez ... 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

Bryan McGowan ... Matt
Anne Reeder ... Simone

Emilia Richeson ... Anna
Jesse Rosen ... Jon

Dana Salah ... Renee (as Dana May Salah)
Pete Scherer ... Aaron

Jen Zaborowski ... Bela

Directed by
Jesse Rosen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jesse Rosen  written by

Produced by
Ursula Camack .... producer
Laurence Ducceschi .... executive producer
Jesse Rosen .... producer
Amy Wasserman .... producer
Original Music by
Trevor Howard (original score music)
Cinematography by
Aaron Torres 
Film Editing by
Rob Schulbaum  (as Robert Schulbaum)
Production Design by
Karuna Karmarkar 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ursula Camack .... assistant director
Sound Department
A. Tad Chamberlain .... sound
Mark Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Phillip Giarratano .... gaffer
Music Department
Trevor Howard .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Ben Atkinson .... script supervisor
Jim Dineen .... production assistant
Geoffrey B. Golden .... special thanks
Elizabeth Uhl .... special thanks

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USA:70 min
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Surprise Sleeper, 2 September 2014
Author: donwc1996 from United States

This film is a real surprise sleeper. It starts out so slow and casual that it lulls you into the story and before you know it you are zapped as though hit on the head with a two by four and it just takes you for the ride which has you gnawing your knuckles. The cast is as perfect as can be and beautifully written in terms of character and motivation. In fact the script is a real gem written with not only a great deal of heart but real understanding of human nature. The ending was a shock, however, and my buddy and I sat there in silence trying to grasp the idea that the film was actually over. Then it hit us both almost at the same time that the story really had gone as far as it could and that the title of the film said it all.

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