Jenn Harris and Matthew Wilkas in Gayby
Festival circuit favorite Gayby opens in limited release on Friday, October 12th. The film’s subject: a gay man and his female best friend decide to have a baby together. Producers shared this clip exclusively for AfterElton readers featuring Matthew Wilkas as “Matt”, writer/director Jonathan Lisecki as “Nelson” and Mike Doyle as “Scott”, the potential new guy in Matt’s life.
From the film’s press kit…
Jenn and Matt are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Fed up with the New York dating scene and single by choice, Jenn spends her days teaching ‘hot yoga’ and running errands for her boss. Matt, unable to get over his ex-boyfriend, has withdrawn into his comic-bookstore job and has stopped pursuing his dream of being a graphic novelist.
When Jenn proposes that they have a baby together, it seems like the right idea at the right time. With Jenn untrusting of fertility doctors, and Matt boastful of being “a guy” and able to have sex with anyone, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together…the old-fashioned way.
Can they navigate the serious and unexpected snags they hit as they attempt to get their careers and dating lives back on track in preparation for parenthood? Gayby is an irreverent comedy about friendship, growing older, sex, loneliness, and the family you chose.