Straight Up

Canadian Premiere | United States | 95 min

Director: James Sweeney

Writer: James Sweeney

Stars: Katie Findlay, James Sweeney, Randall Park, Betsy Brandt

Country/Language:  USA/English

Notable Festivals: Palm Springs International Film Festival

Synopsis: Todd is a hyper-articulate, obsessive-compulsive gay twentysomething 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.


A.J. Edwards

James Sweeney is a writer and director, known for Anomalisa (2015), Straight Up (2019) and Bushwick Beats (2019)


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