eCupid

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eCupid
Movie Poster for "eCupid", 2011 American film.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by J.C. Calciano
Produced by J.C. Calciano, Joe Dain, Nicholas Downs and Matthew Solari
Written by J.C. Calciano
Starring Houston Rhines
Noah Schuffman
Morgan Fairchild
Music by Christopher Farrell
Cinematography Joshua W. Smith
Edited by Phillip Blackford
Production
company
Distributed by TLA
Release date
2011
Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2 million

eCupid is a 2011 American film starring Houston Rhines, Noah Schuffman and Morgan Fairchild. The title is a portmanteau of the names of dating websites eHarmony and OK Cupid. The film found success at a variety of notable gay & lesbian film festivals including The 29th Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, The San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Frameline) and Newfest. Robert Koehler of Variety gave the film a mixed review, noting that it would "find an edge in niche markets" but that it featured "uninspired writing (and) acting".

Plot[edit]

Marshall Thomas (Houston Rhines), an advertising designer, and his partner of seven years, cafe owner Gabe Horton (Noah Schuffman), who live in Los Angeles, California, are in a rut. Gabe seems too busy for intimacy and Marshall is feeling the pressure of a frustrating dead-end job. Marshall discovers a smart phone application called eCupid and agrees to install it without reading the terms of agreement (despite multiple warnings.) The application (voiced by Morgan Fairchild) proceeds to take over Marshall's phone and computer, and by proxy his life. Gabe finds out and the two split. eCupid begins arranging various encounters and situations designed to help Marshall find the things he thinks he wants: the recapturing of his youth via fun, romance and freedom.

Cast[edit]

  • Houston Rhines as Marshall Thomas
  • Noah Schuffman as Gabriel "Gabe" Horton
  • Morgan Fairchild as Venus
  • Mike C. Manning as Myles
  • John Callahan as Mr. Hutchington
  • Galen Drever as Dawson
  • Matthew Scott Lewis as Keith
  • Brad Pennington as Richard
  • Gary Riotto as Carson
  • Chris Rubeiz as Jimmy
  • Andy Anderson as Chris 1
  • Joe Komara as Chris 2
  • George Gray as TV Announcer
  • Matthew Gittelson as Customer
  • Peter A. O'Riordan as Go Go dancer
  • Scott Pretty as Party Goer (uncredited)

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