Big Gay Love

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Big Gay Love
Movie poster
Directed by Ringo Le
Starring Jonathan Lisecki
Nicholas Brendon
Release date
22 June 2013 (Frameline Film Festival)
23 May 2014 (USA)
Running time
85 mins
Country United States
Language English

Big Gay Love is a 2013 American comedy film written and directed by Ringo Le and produced by Quentin Lee and Marisa Le.[1] The story centers on Bob (Jonathan Lisecki), an overweight gay man who overcomes discrimination and insecurity based on his looks to find love in the form of a chef named Andy (Nicholas Brendon).[2]

The film was funded through Kickstarter and reached its goal on 23 March 2013.[3]



Big Gay Love premiered at the Frameline Film Festival and then screened at Outfest, Philadelphia QFest, and the Palm Springs Cinema Diverse Film Festival where it was named Festival Favourite Film.[4][5]

David Lewis of the San Francisco Chronicle praised Lisecki's performance, calling it "an emotionally naked performance"'.[6]

Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times considered: "There’s a sweet, funny, universal story hiding in the corners of the discombobulated comedy “Big Gay Love". Writer-director Ringo Le seems aware of his thematic intentions, but he’s fuzzy on how to execute them. The result is a thin, wanly structured film that, after an OK start, stumbles about, filling time until its foregone conclusion."[7]


  1. ^ "Big Gay Love (2013)". Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Lattanzio, Ryan. "Outfest Weekend Preview: What Films to See and Why We Need the Festival - IndieWire". Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Big Gay Love Movie w/ Jonathan Lisecki & Nicholas Brendon". Kickstarter. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Big Gay Love". Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  5. ^ Desk, Movies News. "BIG GAY LOVE, Starring Nicholas Brendon and Jonathan Lisecki, Released on DVD Today". Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "SF Frameline gay film festival highlights". Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "'Big Gay Love' struggles with big themes". 7 June 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2017 – via LA Times. 

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