Jeffrey (film)

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Jeffrey
Jeffreyposter.jpg
Original theatrical poster
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Produced by Mark Balsam
Victoria Maxwell
Mitchell Maxwell
Paul Rudnick
Written by Paul Rudnick
Starring Steven Weber
Michael T. Weiss
Patrick Stewart
Bryan Batt
Music by Stephen Endelman
Cinematography Jeffrey J. Tufano
Edited by Cara Silverman
Distributed by Orion Pictures
Release date(s) August 18, 1995
Running time 92 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $3,487,767

Jeffrey is a 1995 American gay romantic comedy directed by Christopher Ashley. It is based on a play depicting the life and times of Richard Jeffrey by Paul Rudnick, who also wrote the screenplay.

Starring Steven Weber as Jeffrey and Michael T. Weiss as Steve, the movie features cameos by Olympia Dukakis, Victor Garber, Gregory Jbara, Robert Klein, Nathan Lane, Camryn Manheim, Kathy Najimy, Kevin Nealon, Ethan Phillips, and Sigourney Weaver. Christine Baranski has a small but memorable role as the socialite hostess of a fundraiser that (in Jeffrey's imagination) turns into a cater-waiter hoedown orgy. The film co-stars Patrick Stewart as Sterling, an older gay decorator whose partner, Darius, dies of AIDS complications.

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The story takes place in Manhattan during the height of the AIDS epidemic and revolves around the title character (Steven Weber), a gay man who has sworn off sex because of it. Almost immediately thereafter he meets Steve (Michael T. Weiss), a hunky, charming HIV positive man. He then experiences an emotional conflict as he must face his fear in order to accept love, often breaking the fourth wall to do so.

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