The bitter fight for supremacy between the three most popular girls at North Gateway High takes an unexpected turn when their classmate, Tanner, is outed and becomes the school's first openly gay student. The "Queen Bees, who are more powerful than any bulliesfashionista Fawcett (Sasha Pieterse, Pretty Little Liars), drama queen Caprice (Xosha Roquemore, Precious) and Mormon 'Shley (Andrea Bowen, Desperate Housewives)stop at nothing to score Tanner as their pet, even if it means driving a wedge between him and his real G.B.F. They want to own the big trend in fashion accessories, the Gay Best Friend (G.B.F.), while Tanner must decide whether his skyrocketing popularity is more important than the friendships he is leaving behind.
Full of laughs and featuring a top-notch cast, G.B.F. propels the smart Mean Girls-style teen comedy forward, satirizing commonly held notions of popularity, queer assimilation, and the modern-day teenage experience. Director Darren Stein (Jawbreaker) has made a flashy, hilarious comedy about the changing landscape of high school acceptance which features riotously funny performances by Natasha Lyonne (American Pie) and Will & Grace star Megan Mullally, as well as ingenious references to your favorite teen films and shows, including Sixteen Candles, Carrie and Glee.
Directed by Darren Stein, U.S.A., 2013, 92 mins.Director interview Huffington Post: R-rating controversy