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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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Not Good, 25 September 2011
Author: norman-dostal from Los Angeles

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.

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