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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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Sex with your best friend has never been this reproductive.
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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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

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 McKay Steele .... assistant editor (as Rachel Steele)
Caitlin Tartaro .... on-line producer
Other crew
Ashley Akunna .... additional production assistant
Alexandra C. Curran .... production coordinator
Alexander Frasse .... additional production assistant (as Alex Frasse)
Jacquez Gordon .... additional production assistant
Mandy Lawrence .... production assistant
Christopher Radcliff .... script supervisor
Chernoh Sesay .... production assistant
Alex Cirillo .... special thanks
Amy L. Forsythe .... special thanks
Scott Tuft .... thanks

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5 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable, and a notch above typical gay cinema, 8 June 2013
Author: jlgreenlee from United States

I feel a certain obligation to check out gay cinema from time to time. Both for my own pop culture knowledge, and just because I like to see if things have improved any since my last visit. Most independently produced gay-themed movies are amateurish and cheap looking. Sometimes that kinda works, and the material rises above its humble origins. Most of the time, the films are a struggle to get through.

I wanted to see this one mostly because Matthew Wilkas, the male lead, is very cute, and the girl looked atypically ordinary (in a good way). This was a case of being sold by the poster, and for a change, it was truth in advertising. I did note that the director/writer couldn't resist casting himself in a supporting role--something common to low budget film, gay or not--but it works pretty well. I recognized the kid from Chicago Fire in there (and he kisses a guy!), as well as Charlie from The West Wing (who doesn't).

This isn't a perfect film, but the quality of it is SO far above most similar fare. The acting is much better, the sound, photography and editing is too. If this helps, it looks nothing like an early John Waters film, if that makes sense. Also, though the setup of the film may be cliché, the way it's handled is novel. There's none of that "is he or isn't he" about the lead's sexuality. I also thought the chemistry between the actors was believable, another thing that often isn't there in gay cinema.

Anyway, I rated this one an 8. I realize that sounds high, but I'm considering it a "within the genre" grade, and in that case it might even be worth a 9. Real-world grade is probably just above a 5, but think about other films in this genre, which often hover between a 0 and a 3, and I think this film deserves a high grade. Plus, I want to help its average. There are some ridiculously low grades for this one.

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