Role/Play is the latest film from queer director Rob Williams (Make the Yuletide Gay, Long-Term Relationship) who also wrote the film. Real-life partners Matthew Montgomery and Steve Callahan star respectively as a famous gay rights activist in the midst of a scandal for cheating on his long-time partner and a soap star in the midst of a sex tape scandal. The two meet and begin a torrid fling while at a gay bed-and-breakfast, both hiding from the press.
The story seems typical. Boy meets boy. Boys hate each other. Hate turns into passion. Boys sleep together. Boys fall for each other. Boy loses boy. Boys learn something about themselves because of the relationship. The reviews are pretty even toned. Some like it, some don’t. You can see for yourself when the DVD is released Feb. 8. (Pre-order it here.)
Check out the trailer: