WATCH: A Fag And His Hag Consider Putting A Bun In The Oven In Gayby

Jonathan Lisecki’s new dramedy, Gayby, is coming to South by Southwest next month—but we’ve got a shiny new trailer for you right now. (And you don’t even have to go to Austin to watch it!)

Here’s a synopsis:

Jenn and Matt are best friends from college who are now in their 30s. Single by choice, Jenn spends her days teaching hot yoga and running errands for her boss. Matt suffers from comic-book writer’s block and can’t get over his ex-boyfriend. They decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together—the old-fashioned way. Can they navigate the serious and unexpected snags they hit as they attempt to get their careers and dating lives back on track in preparation for parenthood?

Gayby plays at SWSX on March 12, 13 and 15 

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  • Ben

    “Please, I’ve been a hag since birth!” lol Looks like a great movie! :)

  • Cam

    So basically this woman is SO interested in having a baby that she is actually way more concerned with getting some unattainable guy she’s always crushed on into bed then actually, you know, actually thinking about being a parent.

    Yeeeaaaahhhh, think I’ll be missing this one, it looks like a close cousin to that crap movie with Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd.

  • jason

    @Cam: I saw the super funny short film version of this at Outfest a few years back. And what you are saying was actually brought in the film. It wasn’t like what you are thinking at all. It was much smarter. But you just keep on hating things you know nothing about. Good luck with that.

  • Cam


    No, actually Jason, you yourself stated right here that what I was saying was brought up in the film….and yet obviously wasn’t here in the tailor.

    If a restaurant advertises their breakfast with a big picture of Diarrhea is it the consumers fault that they don’t want to go there? No, it is crap advertising.

    You seem to have some weird tie to this movie that you would become so overly offended by my not liking the trailer. Interesting that somebody who is constantly on here attacking women etc… would be so overly sensitive over a movie.

  • jason

    You have me confused with someone else. I’m sure there is more that one Jason in the world. I don’t attack women ever. But you kind of seem to with your sad limited viewpoint. You also seem a little crazy so this conversation ends now. Good luck.

  • Victor

    Both of you pipe down. The sad typical knee jerk reaction to something and then the immediate bitchy rebuttal are what’s making this country a total nightmare. Don’t we get enough of this from the republicans? It’s tiresome.

  • Cam


    Awwww, the conversation ends. Poor baby.

    As for you Victor. I”m curious. Apparently I am not supposed to view the trailor and form an opinion, even though that is what it was created for.

    It must get quite tiring for you to go out and see every single movie that is made because you can’t form an opinion from it’s advertising.

  • Victor

    I usually read reviews. Most advertising blows.

  • MEJ

    Hasn’t this idea been done to death already?

  • Victor

    @MEJ: Hasn’t everything?

  • Wes

    Damn that guy is SO HOT!

  • christopher di spirito

    “A fag and his hag…”

    Seriously? Who talks like that anymore?

  • Scott

    I’ll skip this one. Too many movies or TV shows have this element of gay people having sex with the opposite sex. It perpetuates the myth that gay people can be straight if they choose to. It’s pandering to straight people to get them to spend money on the film but they probably won’t go anyway.

  • eggsel

    @Scott: Ditto, we have seen millions of times

  • RR

    More indie gay films like “Weekend”. Less like “Gayby”.

    I’m begging you.

  • Ryan

    @RR: More films that have gays doing coke every 5 minutes?

  • Marty

    Looks hilarious. I did the same thing with my best friend. Didn’t make me not gay.

  • brian

    Jonathan Lisecki has the best sense of humor in the world. He’s totally vital and relevant and a breath of fresh air when it comes to gay cinema. We need more smart queer filmmakers… Hooray for this premiere at SXSW!!!

  • RR

    @Ryan: You nailed it! And more meth-induced orgies and visits to sex dungeons, please!

    No, regardless of their faults (and/or drug usage), Weekend portrayed two gay men in an emotionally honest and realistic way. This trailer seems to portray it’s characters as props to get to the next sitcom-y joke that we’ve heard a thousand times before.

  • Ryan

    @RR: Weekend was a drama. I just don’t get the comparison. Why do we have to limit ourselves to only supporting certain gay films? I’m going to wait until this comes out to judge it.

  • Interesting

    Weekend involved one couple. Its okay to not like the movie for what it is. But, its not okay to make shit up about the movie you want to pretend it was just to score points on a random blog. It just makes you seem smaller than you already are.

  • Isaac C

    @RR: “Weekend portrayed two gay men in an emotionally honest and realistic way.”

    No, it portrayed two shallow, partying, promiscuous coke whores in an UNrealistic way, who just happened to be gay. If that’s the best gay cinema can do then they can keep it. The movie should be insulting to non-tweakers everywhere.

  • Marty

    I liked Weekend a lot and I want to see this movie too. Go figure.

  • Aaron

    If he has sex with her an is attracted to her…. oh man, isn’t there a word for that? One that lots of gay guys don’t think exists? I can’t quite put my finger on it…

    I have an aversion to this and Weekend. Go figure.

  • Cam

    @RR: said..

    “This trailer seems to portray it’s characters as props to get to the next sitcom-y joke that we’ve heard a thousand times before.”

    You nailed it.

  • Oh, ok.

    It’s so interesting how one week the slur “fag” is grounds for outrage and getting someone fired but the next it’s perfectly acceptable.

  • Kenny

    Queerty headlines are often bad (see the current Zac Efron one) but this one is taking the cake. Not the film’s fault though. Looks funnier than Glee.

  • MMDD

    @Scott: Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t these movies always depict gay MEN having sex with WOMEN? Seriously, are there movies out there showing lesbian characters having sex with men and then talking about how “surprisingly easy” and enjoyable it was? I think not. The entertainment industry is so hellbent on making movies about gay men having sex with women it’s almost unbelievable. It’s homophobia disguised in “pro-gay” packaging.

  • letre

    The movie looks so lame. Weekend was crtically acclaimed, cus it was a great movie abous isolation, loneliness and love. This movie is propaganda about gay men CAN AND MUST have sex with woman.

  • jason

    There are many, many people who are not 100 percent on one side spectrum of the Kinsey scale. It seems like all modern gay guys are so repulsed by even a hint of bi-sexuality. That’s a shame. What do you think the B in all our centers stands for? When did we all become so narrow minded?

  • Marty

    @MMDD: Did you miss the HUGE hit and Oscar nominated film The Kids are Alright. Cause that’s exactly what happened in that.

  • MMDD

    @Marty: Oh, yeah, I remember that one. The big difference is that in that film, one of the lesbians has an affair with a man but ultimately reunites with her female partner. The womens’ relationship is presented as being a very crucial and stable thing, despite the transgression. This is very different from the way the film industry depicts gay men and gay male relationships.

  • Scott

    @No. 28 · MMDD

    “The Kids Are All Right” The red-headed Mom has lusty sex with the sperm donor a few times because the ladies’ relationship hit a rough patch. The sperm donor then thinks that he’s going to steal her and the kids away and have a ready-made family. That whole twist turned me off to that movie.

  • jason

    These comments are unbelievable and some of the dumbest garbage I have ever heard. I’m gay and I can have sex with women. I did for years. I choose not to anymore because I have an emotional and physical connection to men that is much more real. There are probably a million guys who can say the same thing. But what my equipment can and can’t do is beside the point. You are reducing being gay to only the sexual aspect and that kind of thinking is going to put us back in the stone age politically.

  • MMDD

    @jason: Jason, it seems to me the crux of the issue is more about the film industry’s constant obsession with making “gay-oriented” movies that showcase gay men having sex with women. They don’t seem to harp on that so much with gay women, and it has little to do with a denial of bisexuality.

  • jason

    @MMDD: First, thanks for the civilized tone. But as someone mentioned above the biggest mainstream gay hit since Brokeback was The Kids Are Alright which contains multiples scenes of lesbian on straight guy sex. Also equating some low budget indie with the entire film industry is unfair to both.

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