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REELING: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Beautiful Something

Directed by Joseph Graham

USA / 2015 / 92 mins / English


Edgy, absorbing and carnal, BEAUTIFUL SOMETHING follows four gay men as they navigate life during one sublime night in Philadelphia, The City of Brotherly Love. Cute, twenty-two-year-old writer, Brian, continually crashes and burns with each guy he meets, and he doesn’t understand why. The stunningly gorgeous Jim is not afraid to break hearts except when it comes to his forty-something lover and world-renown metal sculptor, Drew, who can’t seem to look past his latest masterpiece. Lastly there’s Bob, a successful talent agent from LA in his mid-sixties who leads a double life being a sugar daddy to the young men he picks up. While all four comb the streets of Philadelphia looking for connection, they oftentimes settle for something quick and dirty. But tonight is going to be very different. Writer-director Joseph Graham’s erotic drama takes a fresh and unsentimental look at the links between young and old, black and white, sex and love, desire and art.