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Gayby -- "Gayby" is an irreverent comedy about friendship, growing older, sex, loneliness, and the family you chose.
Gayby -- Jenn (straight) and Matt (gay) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together... the old fashioned way.
Gayby -- Jenn, who is single by choice, approaches Matt, her gay best friend since college, when it comes time to have a baby.

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Jonathan Lisecki (written by)
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Sex with your best friend has never been this reproductive.
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Jenn (straight) and Matt (gay) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together... the old fashioned way. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jenn Harris ... Jenn

Anna Margaret Hollyman ... Kelly

Matthew Wilkas ... Matt

Christian Coulson ... Aaron

Adam Driver ... Neil
Zach Shaffer ... Tom
Jack Ferver ... Jamie

Joanne Tucker ... Valerie

Jonathan Lisecki ... Nelson

Emily Wachtel ... Sconce Customer

Mike Doyle ... Scott
Satchel Shure ... Parker

Jeff Hiller ... Showgirls Fan Customer

Alycia Delmore ... Linda

Louis Cancelmi ... Louis
Tommy Heleringer ... Adrian

Charlie Barnett ... Daniel

Dulé Hill ... Adam (as Dulé Hill)

Sarita Choudhury ... Ushma

Samantha Buck ... Sophia
Corinne Colon ... Kate

Alex Karpovsky ... Peter

Randy Harrison ... Waiter

Victoire Charles ... Maude
Kenny Mellman ... Kenny
Bridget Everett ... Bridget

Lawrence Michael Levine ... Nick

Sophia Takal ... Honey

Ryan McGinnis ... Logan
Maria McConville ... Pink Thing Customer
Zoe Leathers ... Baby Logan
Liz Coakley ... Hair Salon

Joshua Marston ... Hair Salon

David Tabbert ... Hair Salon
Douglas Hiller ... Yoga Class
Mandy Lawrence ... Yoga Class
Laura Terruso ... Yoga Class

Lauren Wolkstein ... Yoga Class
Kate Brown ... Bar Patron
Sage Bartow ... Party
Zeke Farrow ... Party
Daniel Stephen Johnson ... Party
Cat Navarro ... Party
Alex Ross ... Party
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joanne Woodward ... Jenn's Mother (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Lisecki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jonathan Lisecki  written by

Produced by
Townes Coates .... associate producer
Zeke Farrow .... executive producer
Laura Heberton .... executive producer
Amy Hobby .... producer
Anne Hubbell .... producer
Maureen Stanton .... associate producer
Pierre Stefanos .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Giancarlo Vulcano 
 
Cinematography by
Clay Liford (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ann Husaini 
 
Production Design by
Cat Navarro 
 
Set Decoration by
Sage Bartow 
 
Costume Design by
David Tabbert 
 
Makeup Department
Liz Coakley .... key hair stylist
Liz Coakley .... key makeup artist
Laramie Glen .... assistant hair stylist
Laramie Glen .... assistant makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis Livingston .... assistant director
Laura Terruso .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Nick Derington .... artwork: Super Gaybaby
Mark McGinnis .... artwork provider
James Morse .... head carpenter: Morocco
Polly Noonan .... artwork provider
James Roux .... artwork provider
Yen Tan .... poster designer
 
Sound Department
Micah Bloomberg .... sound mixer
Rob Daly .... sound re-recording mixer
Timmy Quinn .... assistant dialogue editor
Michael Sterkin .... additional sound
 
Visual Effects by
Alex Schaefer .... time lapse after effects: second unit
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Alarcón .... additional gaffer (as Jason Alarcon)
Kate Brown .... additional gaffer
DeWitt Davis .... additional gaffer
Bobby Johnson .... assistant camera: second unit
Robert Levi .... director of photography: second unit
Marie Travis .... assistant camera
Lauren Wolkstein .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Douglas Hiller .... wardrobe supervisor
Coty Taplin .... wardrobe assistant (as Cotty Taplin)
 
Editorial Department
Levi Abrino .... editing: extra footage
Dave Miller .... associate editor
Joe Murphy .... additional editor
Sandy Patch .... colorist
Cullie Poseria .... digital assistant
Greg Selig .... additional editing
Ryuhei Shindo .... digital assistant
Rachel Steele .... assistant editor
Caitlin Tartaro .... on-line producer
 
Other crew
Ashley Akunna .... additional production assistant
Alexandra C. Curran .... production coordinator
Alex Frasse .... additional production assistant
Jacquez Gordon .... additional production assistant
Mandy Lawrence .... production assistant
Christopher Radcliff .... script supervisor
Chernoh Sesay .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Alex Cirillo .... special thanks
Amy L. Forsythe .... special thanks
Scott Tuft .... thanks
 

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15 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious characters make the movie pleasurable, 17 November 2012
Author: Patryk Czekaj from Warsaw

In the clichéd world of comedies nothing seems unconventional these days. That the audiences can't compliant about the number of rom-coms coming out on the big screen is a fact. Still, it's excruciating to observe how most of them cut corners and follow a well known, often indescribably boring and tiring, path. Fortunately, for the sake of the genre, once in a while there is a comedy that really aspires to contradict trends. And Gayby is one of those films. It is as vivacious as it is entertaining. The film shows a strictly unromantic yet undeniably laughable story about two best friends – a gay guy named Matt and a straight woman named Jenn – planning on having a 'gayby' together (although, as Matt clearly explains, this is a proper word only when two gay people two strictly gay people want to be parents). Without any second thoughts they decide that the best, the most adequate way to get Jenn pregnant is through the traditional act of sex. Their daily routine consists of working – Matt sells comic books at a nearby store and Jenn teaches hot yoga – going on dates in the evenings, and making love (in this situation it sound kind of weird) during the nights. Unfortunately, after a couple of trials they realize that trying to conceive is harder than one might think. In the meantime, their sex- lives start to flourish, causing problems both for the couple's casual relationship and for their baby-making ordeal.

Gayby shows that low-budget, amateurish indie comedies can be really amusing sometimes. The dialogues are witty, kinky and perfectly humorous. While the story isn't really that innovative and rather predictable, the atmosphere is sentimental and heartfelt, just as the characters are genuinely likable. What's more, Gayby depicts – in an utterly exaggerated yet comical manner – a world, where gay guys swarm the streets and it's actually them who convince us of their enormous desire to raise those not-so-typical families.

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