Countdown to Outfest 2009: Romantic comedy “Make the Yuletide Gay” brings Christmas in July
“We’re having Christmas in July this year because I think people need a little holiday spirit right now with everything that’s going on in the world,” Rob joked. “They need to laugh, they need some Christmas presents and for Santa to slide down the chimney.”
With so much to do this summer, I asked Rob why people should go to see his movie.
“It’s just a lot of fun and it gives you an excuse to laugh and for a lot of people, a chance to look back at their coming out experience and coming out to their parents,” he said. “This is a funny look at that experience and something we can all relate to. In this movie, these are the parents you want to have.”
Will there be a sequel?
“”This movie ends where you want a sequel so we hope so,” he said. “Actually I think it’s going to make a perfect trilogy: Make the Yuletide Gay, Don We Now Our Gay Apparel and It’s a Fabulous Life. Everyone who wants to fund that trilogy let me know!”
Below is the film’s trailer and some stills that include shots of some of my faves: Alison Amgrim is in the top pic (remember her from Little House on the Prairie?) and Steve Callahan in the bottom pic has a small role as a college professor.