Billy Porter star poses is set to direct an upcoming queer teen comedy.
The feature film, with the working title of To Be Real, comes from I’ll Have Another Productions by Los Angeles star Finest Gabrielle Union and it follows a group of friends who escape their hometown for a big weekend. -end of pride, reports Variety.
Already described as an LGBTQ Superbad crossover with Booksmart, the official synopsis reads: “To Be Real follows three queer friends who escape their hometown for Pride Weekend in New York where they find life above rainbow is insane, scorching, often confrontational, but ultimately FIERCE celebrates non-stop. “
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Tony and Emmy Award-winning Porter will be made from a screenplay by Ryan Shiraki, who himself directed episodes like On My Block, Katy Keene and Awkward.
The film will be released on Amazon Prime Video and is slated to be produced by Union, with Shiraki, Porter and Kian Gass executive producing.
Ryan Murphy’s Pose’s third and final season hit BBC Two and BBC iPlayer earlier this month.
Porter plays Pray Tell in the hit series, a gay character diagnosed with HIV during the AIDS epidemic in 1980s New York City.
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He has since made the decision to speak out about his own HIV status, which he has kept a secret since being diagnosed in 2007.
“Having lived through the plague, my question has always been, ‘Why have I been spared? Why am I living?'” He wrote for The Hollywood Reporter.
âWell, I live so I can tell the story. There was a whole generation that was here, and I’m standing on their shoulders. I can be who I am in this space, right now, because of the legacy they have So it’s time to put on my big boy pants and talk.
“I was the generation that was supposed to know better, and it happened anyway. It was 2007, the worst year of my life.”
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He continued, âFor a long time, everyone who needed to know knew this – except my mom. I was trying to have a life and a career and I wasn’t sure I could do it. if the wrong people knew.
“It would be just another way for people to discriminate against me. I was embarrassed. I was ashamed. I was the statistic that everybody said I would be. I have lived to tell the story. C ‘is that why I’m here. “
The third season of Pose airs on FX in the US and BBC Two in the UK.
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