The Advocate's 18 Favorite Films at Outfest 2013
BY Daniel Reynolds Sunnivie Brydum and Diane Anderson-Minshall
July 11 2013 4:00 AM ET
The Happy Sad
Saturday, July 20, 1:30 p.m. at DGA 1
Filmmaker Rodney Evans, who made the winning film Brother to Brother, is back with The Happy Sad, a romantic drama that does a pretty convincing job of exploring modern relationships. It is — if the young generation has any say — a film of its time, one in which everyone is, if not sexually fluid, then open to sexual experiences that can’t be easily boxed in. While you might think The Happy Sad will turn out to be just another in a long line of films where a straight person has a same-sex affair, then decides its not for them, leaving a queer lover in the lurch, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. At its heart, it’s a film about the politics of open relationships and the sociality of bisexuality.