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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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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Worth seeing, 9 June 2009
Author: user-11721 from New York City

Though not a major movie, it is fun and has many nicely observed moments. I found the characters believable, especially the protagonist, played by Jarod Grey. He does a very good job. There are many scenes in which I thought he seemed completely real, such as when he gets chewed out at work for not sending a FedEx package properly, smoking pot in his driveway with his kooky neighbor and telling her he has slept with a guy, coming home to confusingly find his macho apartment mates with GAY spelled on their chests in grease paint, his reaction in the party scene when a girl he has recently slept with asks him whether he is gay, and especially I found the seduction scene very convincing and well done.

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