Date and Switch

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Date and Switch
Date and Switch poster.png
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Chris Nelson
Produced by
Written by Alan Yang
Starring
Music by Eric D. Johnson
Cinematography David Robert Jones
Editing by
  • Tia Nolan
  • Akiko Iwakawa-Grieve
Studio Laurence Mark Productions
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release dates
  • February 14, 2014 (2014-02-14)
Running time 91 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2 million

Date and Switch is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Chris Nelson and written by Alan Yang. The film was released in theaters and on video on demand on February 14, 2014,[2] and stars Nicholas Braun, Hunter Cope, Dakota Johnson, and Zach Cregger. It was originally titled Gay Dude.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

Matty and Michael are two best friends and virgins who vow to each other they will have sex before their senior prom. However, Matty tells Michael that he is gay, changing their quest.[4]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Alan Yang started writing the script in 2009.[7] Gay Dude is part of Lionsgate's ten "microbudget" projects, all produced under $2 million.[8] Principal photography began in Vancouver, Canada in August 2011.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Erik (February 13, 2014). "Date And Switch tweaks sex-comedy convention—but not enough". The A.V. Club. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ Truitt, Brian (February 11, 2014). "'Date and Switch' puts a spin on old teen-movie trope". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kramer, Gary M. (February 11, 2014). "Straight Eye For The Queer Guy: On Chris Nelson's "Date and Switch"". Indiewire. SnagFilms. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Sneider, Jeff (August 12, 2011). "Hunter Cope joins Lionsgate's 'Gay Dude'". Variety. Reed Business Information. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff (July 28, 2011). "Hunter Cope joins Lionsgate's 'Gay Dude'". Variety. Reed Business Information. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Adam DiMarco Cannot Slow Down". Vancouver Film School. September 15, 2011. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ Corcoran, Monica (July 28, 2009). "Alan Yang: 10 Screenwriters to Watch". Variety. Reed Buinsess Information. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Lions Gate Entertainment gives Vancouver a share of its low-budget success story". The Vancouver Sun. March 30, 2011. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  9. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (August 12, 2011). "Ron & Tammy From 'Parks And Recreation' Join 'Gay Dude'". Indiewire. SnagFilms. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 

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