There’s something of a gay cinema sub-genre for stories about gay guys and straight girls who fall for the same presumably bisexual fella (see Heartbeats, Angels of Sex, John Apple Jack, Hunter, Three and The Passenger for just a few examples). The new comedy-drama I Love You Both looks like it will make a particularly thoughtful new addition.
Twins, Krystal and Donny, have been codependent for twenty-eight years, still living together in a converted one-bedroom house. As Krystal struggles to get over her ex- boyfriend and Donny struggles to come to grips with the fact that his new music manager might not be all that he claims, they both meet and starting falling for the same guy. Fearing the idea of having to go their separate ways, they remain in denial about the fact that they’re both dating him, until he eventually picks only one of them. His decision forces them to confront the fact that they can no longer live the same life. With nowhere to turn for advice except each other and their only two friends— Linda, Krystal’s co-worker, and their mother—the twins are finally forced to look for answers from within.
I Love You Both is a family passion project. The film stars (and was written by) real life siblings Doug and Kristin Archibald. Doug also directed the movie. It definitely adds a level of authenticity knowing that the twins of the film are played by real-life siblings.
The love interest – for both brother and sister – is played by Lucas Neff. He’s maybe not the most traditionally drool-worthy romantic lead, but we have had a pretty big crush on him since his days on “Raising Hope.” We’re not minding his shaggy new hipster look either.
Mixing comedy and coming-of-age family drama, the movie has a hilarious supporting cast, including stand-up comedian Kate Berlant and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Artemis Pebdani. Check out the trailer below and keep an eye out for the DVD – coming in September from Magnolia Pictures.