THOSE PEOPLE presents a complicated gay love triangle, brimming with erotic tension, and opens a fascinating window into upper crust, young Manhattanites struggling to find themselves amidst a myriad of moral, emotional, and erotic choices. Trailer:
On Manhattan’s gilded Upper East Side, an impressionable young painter, Charlie (Jonathan Gordon), finds the man of his dreams in an older pianist from across the globe, Tim (Haaz Sleiman, ‘The Visitor”). Unfortunately, Charlie is also consumed with desire and love for his manipulative best friend, Sebastian (Jason Ralph, “The Magicians”), who is embroiled in a Bernie Madoff-esque family financial scandal. Sebastian’s coping mechanism is non-stop moneyed hedonism, and he insists Charlie join him on his self-destructive streak of sex, drinking and partying at his father’s massive penthouse. In the wake of Sebastian’s dangerous downward spiral, their tight-knit group of friends must confront the new realities of adulthood. Manhattan’s Upper East Side provides the backdrop for a riveting tale of entitlement, privilege, loyalty, and their complicated effect on a young man’s chance at love.
Beautifully shot, and capturing in fine detail a morally suspect world of elite Manhattan’s young and rich, THOSE PEOPLE creates an unforgettable sense of place, mood, and time to tell an erotic story of the ethics of desperation disguised as desire. An award-winning debut feature from young, NYC raised writer/director Joey Kuhn.THOSE PEOPLE plays theatrically starting Friday, May 5th in NYC (Cinema Village) and Los Angeles (Arena Cinema). It also releases June 14th on DVD and VOD via Wolfe Video across retailers and digital platforms including iTunes, Vimeo On Demand, and WolfeOnDemand.com.ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Born and raised in New York City, writer/director Joey Kuhn makes films that draw inspiration from the nexus of fine art and pop culture. Joey’s short films Thinly Veiled (2010) and Now Here (2011) have played at festivals around the world. In addition to his work as a writer/director, Joey is an editor and a still photographer. He graduated from Brown University in 2007 with a B.A. in Art-Semiotics and graduated with an M.F.A. from NYU’s Graduate Film Program in May 2014. THOSE PEOPLE is his first feature film.ABOUT WOLFE VIDEO: Founded in 1985 and now celebrating 30 years as the largest exclusive distributor of lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) films, Wolfe’s release slate includes some of the most popular LGBT films of 2015, including the Swiss Oscar and Golden Globes submission The Circle; the gorgeous lesbian drama by renowned Venezuelan director Fina Torres, Liz in September; and the epic international production by Finland’s Mika Kaurasmäki, The Girl King. In 2016, Wolfe’s releases will include the Thai Oscar submission How To Win at Checkers (Every Time); Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party; Portrait of a Serial Monogamist, and Naz & Maalik. Wolfe’s library of beloved modern classics includes such acclaimed hits as Cloudburst, Undertow, Desert Hearts and Big Eden. Wolfe’s complete motion picture library can be found at WolfeVideo.com as well as at national retailers such as Netflix, Amazon and VOD destinations such as Comcast, Time Warner, Hulu, iTunes and WolfeOnDemand.com. Find more info online at http://www.wolfevideo.com.