The story of a young gay man who develops a phoney partner for himself will be told in the upcoming film “My Fake Boyfriend.” In addition to directing episodes of “The L Word” and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” Rose Troche has been a director since 1994.
My Fake Boyfriend is yet to be released. However, since the initial announcement of Buzzfeed and Lionsgate’s relationship indicated that their productions would have “unique, largely digital distribution tactics,” it’s safe to assume that the film will launch on a streaming service rather than in theatres.
No date has been set for the film by Buzzfeed or Lionsgate, although Buzzfeed did release a statement accompanying the announcement. The statement was released by BuzzFeed’s Richard Alan Reid, SVP Global Content & Head of Studio. “With an all-star ensemble, “My Fake Boyfriend” is a fresh comedy with worldwide appeal. Millennials and Gen Z viewers throughout the world will benefit from hearing this gay love storey from Rose Troche, and we’re thrilled that we’ll be working with Lionsgate to bring it to them.”
Keiynn Lonsdale, Dylan Sprouse, and Sarah Hyland are the only cast members who have been named so far. Sprouse will portray Lonsdale’s best pal in the film. Hyland’s character is still a mystery. However, he has experience with queer love stories, showing Simon’s love interest in “Love, Simon” alongside Nick Robinson. Lonsdale has also appeared in “Legends of Tomorrow” and the musical comedy “Work It.”
After We Collide and Tyger Tyger are two films, Sprouse will participate in 2020 and 2021, respectively. He is most recognised for his performance as a child actor on Disney Channel’s “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and its spin-off “The Suite Life on Deck.” “Modern Family,” which aired from 2009 until 2020, is Hyland’s most prominent role. Hyland starred in the romantic comedy “The Wedding Year” in 2019 in addition to “Modern Family.”
‘My Fake Boyfriend’ will follow a young man (Lonsdale) who is trying to “keep his ex-lover out of his life,” Deadline reports. For social media purposes, Lonsdale’s character makes up a fictitious boyfriend on the instruction of his best friend (Sprouse). However, when he meets someone in real life, the scenario quickly becomes more problematic. This new relationship requires him to break up with his pretend boyfriend, which is more difficult than he thought.
“I’m simply looking for love,” Lonsdale wrote on Twitter in response to Deadline’s piece. Fans of the romantic comedy genre should expect many romance cliches to accompany the phoney relationship at the centre of the plot — and all through the perspective of an LGBTQ storey, which has been sorely underrepresented in the genre.