Straight Up

1 Hr. 35 Min.

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Todd is a hyper-articulate, obsessive compulsive gay twenty-something whose fear of dying alone leads him to a baffling conclusion: he might not be gay after all. When he meets Rory, a whip-smart struggling actress with her own set of insecurities, the two forge a relationship that's all talk and no sex. Writer-Director-Star James Sweeney delivers a razor sharp rom-com that's equal parts Classical Hollywood and distinctly 21st century, exploring just how elastic our definitions of love and sexuality can get.

 

"Sweeney and Findlay, who's a real find, are head-spinningly good here, juggling their torrents of dialogue with aplomb."
- Los Angeles Times
"Sweeney updates that grand and glorious mode of run-for-cover screwball to the age of pop-culture-saturated digital millennials who think faster than they can process. And he does it with a flair that would leave Ben Hecht smiling."
- Variety
"On the surface, Sweeney's film is a playful examination of sexual fluidity, but underneath the gags, it's really a universal, sweet movie about the modern complexities of finding a soulmate."
- San Francisco Chronicle


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