G.B.F., in theaters now, is exactly about what it stands for, "gay best friends." But before you call the morality police, hear this out. More than just the shallow idea of popular girls recruiting homosexual boys to be their arm candy, it's about coming out, being confident in yourself, and standing up for what you believe in. But enough about the film from us, we'll just let its star, Molly Tarlov (best known for her role in MTV's Awkward), give you the details.
On her role in GBF:
I'm kind of like the moral compass in this campy movie with a heart of gold. I play a little bit of the straight character, kind of an an alternative. It’s a high school comedy about about two gay best friends. One wants to have this huge coming out and the other just doesn't want to. It’s set in anywhere, U.S.A., but it hasn't really been a thing in the town that people come out. There are three popular girls in the school and in one of the magazines, it comes out that the hottest new accessory is a GBF. So, these girls basically go on a witch hunt to find a gay kid and they out the one who didn’t want to be outed. They make him into what they think is a "GBF." They’re like, "Say 'fierce'!" and every offensive cliche. Obviously, we find out that people are humans and not accessories. I play the true friend in the movie.
On working with the cast and crew:
George Northy wrote it. It was his first movie. Darren Stein directed it. He's the same guy who wrote and directed Jawbreaker. It’s gotten a little bit of buzz. The cast is awesome. Michael Willett is the lead and he was on The United States of Tara, but he’s going to be on an MTV pilot now. The talent within the cast is insane—Paul Iacono from RJ Berger, Xosha Roquemore, who was in Precious and is now on The Mindy Project, Andrea Bowen from Desperate Housewives, Sasha Pieterse on Pretty Little Liars, Evanna Lynch is from Harry Potter, and Natasha Lyonne stars in Orange Is The New Black.
Jojo, the singer, is in it, too. She plays this girl that’s head of the G.S.A, the Gay Straight Alliance and all she wants is to have a real gay member because they’re going to shut down if they don't. The school is like, "You can’t have a gay straight alliance without any actually gay people."
That's where Natasha Lyonne comes in. She plays the kooky teacher who supports all the gay movement at school happens. She's trying to lead the way a little bit, but is totally delusional.
On Megan Mullaly's improv scenes:
She plays Paul Iacono’s character’s mom and is hysterical. Paul Iacono plays the one who wants to have this huge coming out and make a big splash, but he doesn't get outed. So Megan, who knows that he's gay, is always trying to get him to just come out anyway. She’s like, "Get it together, girl!” and he’s like, "Don’t call me that." The improv that comes out of that woman is incredible.