Atlanta’s LGBT film festival gets a little bigger and better every year. That goes double for its big gay roster of eye candy just as much as its high-quality lineup and A-List guests. Let’s take a long, adoring look.
When the festival opens its eight days of programming Oct. 1-8 with red carpet guests and a little something for every L, G, B and T, it also begins its procession of hunks. Out actors, a couple of TV favorites, two native Atlantans, and a gay porn star are just the beginning.
If you haven’t already watched the Out on Film trailers to create your own must-see list, or bought your festival passes and individual tickets, do so with a quickness. Then sit back, relax and psyche up with these guys. Several of them will be here in person during their screenings at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, and the rest can play the role of your new cinematic obsession.
Evan Todd, ‘Fourth Man Out’
As the titular “fourth man” of his blue collar pals, mechanic Adam comes out to his friends and has to re-adjust to the dating scene and individual relationships. Todd plays Adam, and the cast includes buds Chord Overstreet of “Glee” and Parker Young of “Suburgatory” in a film that has won Audience Awards all over the country. Todd will be on hand for questions after the opening night screening.
“Fourth Man Out” screens Oct. 1 at 7:15 at the Midtown Art Cinema. Watch:
Jonathan Gordan and Haaz Sleiman of ‘Those People’
In this New York romance, a young painter is torn between feelings for his best friend and a sexy pianist he meets. Sleiman played gay nurse Mohammed 'Mo-Mo' De La Cruz in the first season of “Nurse Jackie.”
“Those People” screens at Out on Film on Friday, Oct. 2 at 9:15 p.m. Watch the trailer:
Ryan Phillipe and Breckin Meyer in ‘54: The Director’s Cut’
This disco-era film was a box-office flop in 1998, but Out on Film’s steamier version with 44 extra minutes gets raves with its gay content restored in full. A love story triangle between a bartender, a coat check girl and a busboy, the new version of “54” includes the infamous (and previously cut) kiss between Phillippe and Meyer.
“54: The Director’s Cut” screens Saturday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. Here’s a taste:
Jeffery Self of ‘You’re Killing Me’
His friends in LA joke that George is dating a serial killer, and as it turns out he is. In this comedy-thriller, Jeffery Self spent time growing up in the area and will be in attendance for the Out on Film screening.
“You’re Killing Me” screens Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. Watch the trailer.
Zack Ryan and Colman Domingo in ‘Beautiful Something’
A sexy night in Philadelphia finds four men’s lives interwined. Ryan and Domingo, a recent Out 100 honoree, are the sexy couple at the center.
“Beautiful Something” screens on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 9:15 p.m. Watch:
Francisco Celha and Emilio Edwards of ‘In the Grayscale’
A married man (Bruno) meets a handsome tour guide (Fernando) and their attraction threatens to sabotage the relationship with Bruno’s family. The two men have a sex scene that will knock your socks off.
“In the Grayscale” screens Monday, Oct. 5 at 9:10 p.m. Watch the trailer:
Gerald McCullouch in ‘Daddy’
This hunk starred in “CSI” and the two “BearCity” movies. He’s also a native Atlantan. In his directorial debut, his character – a TV personality – falls for a younger man, one with a secret. McCullouch will be present for the Out on Film screening.
“Daddy” screens Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7:20 p.m. Here’s a taste.
Charlie Harding in 'Proxy'
The Falcon stars of ‘Seed Money’
“Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story” details the man who was called the gay Hugh Hefner – Chuck Holmes – and the empire he made out of Falcon Studios, as well as his struggle to keep the studio going against opposition. The film features interviews with the likes of Jeff Stryker, Tom Chase, John Water, Jake Shears and Chi Chi Larue
“Seed Money” screens Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 9:15 p.m. Watch:
Van Hansis in ‘Kiss Me, Kill Me’
Hansis, who was half of daytime’s first gay kiss on “As the World Turns” and stars n the web series “Eastsiders,” came out publicly last year. He has the lead in the murder mystery “Kiss Me, Kill Me,” also starring Gale Harrold of “Queer as Folk.” He and director Casper Andreas will be at Out on Film, including an afterparty at Blake’s on the Park.
“Kiss Me, Kill Me” screens Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 9:15 p.m. with a Q&A to follow, plus an afterparty at Blake's with Hansis, 11 p.m. Watch the trailer: