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If Gay Films Want Straight Audiences, Do They Need More T&A? Gunfights? Vin Diesel?

How do filmmakers turning out gay-themed flicks get non-gay audiences to care enough to buy tickets? Kevin Iwashina — former Hollywood agent and Parlay Media producer for independent films like 8: The Mormon Proposition, Man on Wire, and Brotherhood — knows a thing or two about crossover appeal, and going after the hetero set.

Queerty‘s Daniel Villarreal sits down with Iwashina at South By Southwest to find out yes, you can still make your movie about bisexual zombie-bots who love opera and pig Latin, so long as you make sure you address wider human themes—excellent advice for any serious filmmakers and aspiring YouTube stars.