Billy Porter Directing LGBTQ+ Teen Comedy for Amazon Studios

Entertainment August 26, 2021
Billy Porter Directing LGBTQ+ Teen Comedy for Amazon Studios

From Slash Film by Shania Russell

Star of stage and screen Billy Porter is stepping behind the camera for an exciting teen comedy from Amazon Studios. Currently in development, To Be Real is made in collaboration with Gabrielle Union’s I’ll Have Another production.

According to Variety, this upcoming coming-of-age story puts queer lives front and center, following three queer friends who escape their hometown to spend Pride Weekend in New York City. The film’s logline states that while embarking on this journey, “they discover that life over the rainbow is an insane, raunchy, often divisive, but ultimately FIERCE non-stop party.” Little else is known about the premise, but the story has been compared to much-beloved coming-of-age tales like Superbad and the more recent Booksmart.

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