The Advocate's 18 Favorite Films at Outfest 2013

This year's Outfest features more than 150 films. The Advocate has chosen 18 of our favorites.

BY Daniel Reynolds Sunnivie Brydum and Diane Anderson-Minshall

July 11 2013 3:00 AM ET

Sunday, July 21, 8 p.m. at Ford

For popular teenagers Fawcett (Sasha Pieterse), Caprice (Xosha Roquemore) and ‘Shley (Andrea Bowen), this season’s must-have accessory — and golden ticket to being Prom Queen — is a G.B.F., or a gay best friend. The only problem? There are no gay men at their school — who are out, at least. But a Grindr-like app allows the girls to identify the closeted Tanner (Michael J. Willett) and adopt him as their own, transforming him from a shy social outcast to the high school’s hottest commodity. But not everyone is pleased with Tanner’s sudden rise to stardom. Mormon extremists and homophobic ex-boyfriends lurk around every corner, not to mention Tanner’s old friend Brent, whose jealousy of and attraction to Tanner is a zesty recipe for drama. Megan Mullally offers a hilarious performance as Brent’s eager-to-please and overprotective mother. Directed by Darren Stein of Jawbreakerfame, G.B.F. is a fun and frothy romp through high school with nods to Pygmalion, Mean Girls, Glee, and John Hughes.

See the full schedule of films screening at Outfest 2013 here.

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