Film Director Chris Nelson on <i>Date and Switch</i>
Huffington Post - about 3 years
When film director Chris Nelson was in high school, he wasn't out as a gay person, but he did have the fashion sense that's just innate. So when he came to class one day in a really "stylish, pink, paisley sweater," he wasn't prepared for the ridicule it occasioned. But now he's a handsome, out gay director with a smart, funny and tender teen-bromance comedy coming out from Lionsgate on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, so suck it, high-school haters!
I spoke with Nelson recently about the new film Date and Switch, written by Parks and Recreation writer Alan Yang. In it, two guy besties make a pact to try to get laid and lose their virginity before the senior prom. But with the pressure on, Matty (Hunter Cope) decides to come out to Michael (Nicholas Braun) as a "gay dude."
Matty's no showtune-spouting, pectorals-as-big-as-dinner-plates gay male stereotype; he's just gay. Michael, though, struggles to adjust to this new wrinkle at a time when everything else in life, like for most tee
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