My friends Renee Sotile and Mary Jo Godges of Traipsing Thru Films are filmmakers and are pretty frank in their opinions about things. That honestly helped them win the trust of both Christa McAuliffe’s mother and NASA for their award-winning documentary Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars that aired on CNN Presents.
So when they get excited about a film – I pay attention. They got an advance screener for FOURPLAY: Four Tales of Sexual Intimacy – playing tonight at 9:30pm at DGA 1 as part of the 30th Outfest film festival. They LOVED it! They laughed, cried and blushed a little bit at some of the explicit sex scenes. Here’s what they wrote as the YouTube intro to their interview with the director Kyle Henry, actress Danielle Rene and actor Paul Swallow.
FOURPLAY is an amazingly well written, character driven film that combines four short stories taking place in different cities. With “fourplay” as the common theme, each story strikes a chord leaving unshakable lingering feelings – and shows that affection is a universal yearning — whether you are lesbian, gay, straight, transgender, old, disabled or Jesus Christ!? Told with humor, pain, and — oh no, you didn’t just go there.
Director Kyle Henry says:
“For me it’s helping audiences deal with shame. These are outrageous stories but that’s really what’s the most cathartic stories for us to see are the ones that take us to places that we’ve all gone to but we’re not going to share with our friends or family.”
Actress Danielle Rene says: “People are real and they have sex in real ways and it’s not always pretty – you know what I mean. But it doesn’t mean that it lacks heart.”