Monday, February 19, 2007

Coffee Date Movie Premiere

On Saturday, February 17, I attended the New York City premiere of the romantic comedy film Coffee Date at the Pioneer Cinema in the East Village. The producer and the stars flew in from LA, where the film garnished rave reviews. Out actor and comedian Jason Stuart (also from the ABC sitcom My Wife and Kids) and the Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe winning Sally Kirkland were two actors from the movie who attended the premiere along with the writer/director Stuart Wade. Tony Sawicki, Stephanie Butler and myself covered the event for a segment on Under the Pink Carpet. Coffee Date was very funny and clever and was about a Straight man whose life gets spun out of control when an unexpected friendship between him and a Gay man causes everyone in his life to believe that he too is Gay. Sally Kirkland played a very funny and accepting Mother who became an eager member of PFLAG (Parents/Friends of Lesbians And Gays.) She also gave us an interesting and lengthy interview about her long and varied career and her relationships with many notable people. We had fabulous time enjoying the movie and having the red wine and pizza from Two Boots next door. We also took pleasure in meeting the film makers, actors and others from Hollywood.

Photos: Jason Stuart, Tony Sawicki, Stuart Wade. Sally Kirkland