The terrific “Geography Club” is out on DVD today
One of my favorite films from Outfest last summer is out on DVD today and I want to highly recommend it to you.
Geography Club is based on the first novel in Brent Hartinger’s best-selling critically acclaimed Russel Middlebrook Series and is a funny and touching account of contemporary teenagers as they discover their own sexual identities, dreams, and values.
In the film, 16-year old Russell (Cameron Deane Stewart) is going on dates with girls while nurturing a secret relationship with star quarterback Kevin (Justin Deeley), who will do anything to prevent his teammates from finding out. Min (Ally Maki) and Terese (Nikki Blonsky) tell everyone that they’re just best friends. And then there’s Ike (Alex Newell), who can’t figure out who he is or who he wants to be.
Finding the truth too hard to hide, they decide to form a Geography Club, thinking nobody else would want to join. But their secrets may soon be discovered and they could have to face the choice of revealing who they really are.
I thought it was one of the LGBT movies from last year with the best potential to be a crossover commercial hit and I hope it is widely seen. The film is also currently available to rent on iTunes and on Demand.
Geography Club was directed by Gary Entin, written by Edmund Entin and produced by Mike Huffington who said at Outfest: “I not only think this movie will be entertaining, but I also think it will save lives.”