Gayby

Synopsis: Jenn and Matt are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. 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 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? 'Gayboy' is an irreverent comedy about friendship, sex, loneliness, and the family you choose.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Jonathan Lisecki
Production: Independent Pictures
  3 wins & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.9
Metacritic:
58
Rotten Tomatoes:
90%
NOT RATED
Year:
2012
85 min
$8,387
Website
8 Views

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She looks just like you.

Kind of, right?.

Sure...in the cheekbones.

Shut up.

- No, she's perfect.

- lsn't she?.

It better go through.

It will. The adoption people

are gonna love you.

So, what do you wanna do?.

Well, this is nice...

what we're doing.

We could talk.

I like talking.

Yeah... I'm not

that big on talking.

Right.

And...I'm not that into nice.

Right.

Wow, I just never thought you'd

be the first one to have a kid.

Why?. 'Cause I'm barren?.

Are you ever gonna let that go?.

I said like three years ago.

Loudly...

At my birthday party.

I just thought it

was the correct term.

I meant that

when we were younger,

you never wanted

to have kids, and I always did.

You'd have to date a guy

longer than five minutes

if you wanna have

a kid with one.

It was five months. Okay?.

The last three,

lasted five to six months.

So, yeah, let that sit.

I'll be right back.

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[phone beeps]

Do you mind

if I take this text?.

It's my best friend, Jenn.

She just asked me

something really crazy.

Yeah...

I don't really care.

Should we just...

should we just get right to it?.

That's cool. Okay.

You know that thing

when you're looking

for sex on a hook-up site,

and you run into someone who's

looking for something more,

and you're like...

this really

isn't the place for this.

Are we having that moment?.

No, it's just that I haven't

done this since my break-up.

Oh...

This isn't gonna work.

I'm gonna go.

I'm sorry.

It really has just been a while.

Yeah, me too.

Not since Friday.

But I have a backup so I might

still be able to catch him.

Good.

So, yeah...

Good luck.

Well, it was nice to meet you.

And...be safe.

- Hey.

- Hey!.

You look really great!

Oh, shut up.

I've gained like four pounds

since you saw me last.

No, you look good.

Thanks.

It's all muscle.

How's the yoga studio?.

Oh, it's good.

We're doing Bikram now.

Unofficially.

Bikram...

Is that the yoga

where they cook you?.

It's hot yoga.

Oh, yeah...

You don't like it?.

I took a class once;,

I didn't like it.

For some people it's

a very spiritual experience.

Yeah, because they're

dying of thirst.

- I missed you.

- I missed you too.

It's been a month.

That's too long.

Well, you moved to Brooklyn.

Yeah, well--

But I check your

status updates every day.

You know Brooklyn

isn't really that far.

And I have an entire floor

for my comic book collection,

so it's actually really cool.

So, what do you think?.

Well, I'm thinking about it.

That's why I'm here.

Thank you.

We've been talking

about it forever.

Yeah, I know.

(both)

Since college, yeah.

Were you thinking that you'd

just want it for yourself,

or do you wanna share it?.

I wanna share it.

You want to share

the responsibility?.

- It's a lot of responsibility.

- Yeah, I want to share it.

And then we'll get to see

each other more often.

You're sure you don't wanna...

I don't know...

wait around for the

right guy to come along?.

Wait around for the right

straight guy in New York City?.

- I don't know, get married?.

- Married?. Please.

What about you?.

Have you been dating again?.

No...

No, not since Tom.

Yeah, he wasn't right for you.

Well, it took me about

six years to figure that out.

Takes time.

If we did this...

should we just call a doctor,

and make an appointment

or something?.

No, I don't want

to do fertility specialists.

I watched my sister

go through that.

Oh, yeah, poor Kelly.

It's so expensive, and I don't

even really trust those doctors.

They get things mixed up

like you wind up with...

someone else's baby,

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Jonathan Lisecki

Jonathan Lisecki is an American producer, director, writer and actor. He was nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for his film Gayby. He is openly gay and is married to the New Yorker music critic Alex Ross. more…

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