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2016 Tribeca Film Festival - 'SHOT The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra Of Rock' - Premiere

Paul Iacono - 2016 Tribeca Film Festival - 'SHOT the Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock' - Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival - New York, New York, United States - Friday 22nd April 2016

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Steve Opening Night Party Arrivals

Paul Iacono - Opening night party for the New Group production Steve, held at the West Bank Cafe - Arrivals. at West Bank Cafe, - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 18th November 2015

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Opening Night After Party For The New Group Production 'Mercury Fur'

Peter Mark Kendall, Paul Iacono, Zane Pais, Jack DiFalco, Sea McHale, Bradley Fong, Emily Cass McDonnell , Tony Revolori - Opening night after party for the New Group production 'Mercury Fur' at the Lightbox event space - Arrivals at Lightbox event space, - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 20th August 2015

Peter Mark Kendall, Paul Iacono, Zane Pais, Jack Difalco, Sea Mchale, Bradley Fong, Emily Cass Mcdonnell and Tony Revolori
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Paul Iacono and Bradley Fong
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Peter Mark Kendall, Adam Bernstein, Paul Iacono, Scott Elliott, Zane Pais, Jack Difalco, Sea Mchale, Bradley Fong, Emily Cass Mcdonnell and Tony Revolori

New York & Company Soho Jeans Launch

Paul Iacono - New York & Company Soho Jeans launch event at Marquee - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 22nd July 2015

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'Mercury Fur' Photocall

Paul Iacono - Photocall for the New Group production 'Mercury Fur' at the New 42nd Street Studios. at New 42nd Street Studios, - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 6th July 2015

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Emily Cass Mcdonnell, Peter Mark Kendall, Paul Iacono, Zane Pais, Bradley Fong, Sea Mchale, Tony Revolori and Jack Difalco
Emily Cass Mcdonnell, Peter Mark Kendall, Paul Iacono, Zane Pais, Bradley Fong, Sea Mchale, Tony Revolori and Jack Difalco

GBF Trailer


Tanner and Brent Van Camp have been best friends for ages and both happen to gay, though the rest of North Gateway High don't know it. They've never been what you'd call popular; all Brent wants is to be surrounded by friends, while Tanner is perfectly comfortable with his lack of status and attention. When Brent discovers that the new must-have girl accessory is a GBF (that is, a Gay Best Friend) he plans to come out of the closet and finally become part of the popular crowd, but Tanner finds himself unwittingly exposed instead and immediately dragged into the high school's main clique of Caprice, 'Shley and Fawcett, who intend to fight it out between themselves as to who gets the GBF. Meanwhile, Brent feels abandoned and jealous, and Tanner has to decide who his real friends are.

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G.B.F. Review


Very Good

Sharply important themes make this film a lot more important than its wacky style might suggest. It's essentially Mean Girls remade with a gay twist, and the smart script continually acknowledges that fact. There's also plenty of surprisingly deep subtetx, which adds weight even when things start to get a bit silly.

The story centres on Tanner (Willett), a 17-year-old who isn't quite ready to come out of the closet, then is inadvertently outed by his best pal Brent (Iacono). Suddenly, the leaders of the school's three cliques (Pieterse, Bowen and Roquemore) descend on him: the first out gay student, he'll make the perfect accessory as a Gay Best Friend. And wannabe activist Soledad (Levesque) latches on to him so she can launch a gay-straight alliance. But as Tanner strains to fit the stereotype, he finds himself increasingly distant from Brent and their pals (Tarlov and Mio).

Director Stein shoots this in the colourfully wacky style of a Glee episode (without the songs), but even though everything is just a bit over the top, the screenplay grounds the situations and characters with stinging wit and subtle commentary on big issues like peer pressure, bullying, repression, religious intolerance and the reason girls like to hang around gay boys. This lets the likeable actors deepen their characters in ways that continually catch us off guard.

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