WATCH: 30-odd gay BFFs deal with break-ups in this hilarious and heartwarming indie

Chrissy Judy There is a story of friendship that should hit close to home for many people: A pair has spent so much time together that they are practically co-dependent. But what happens when life and love come in the middle?

In this case, the BFFs are—you guessed it—Chrissy and Judy, two thirty-something gay New Yorkers who moonlight as a successful (yet under-appreciated by their account) cabaret duo.

Writer/director Todd Flaherty plays the pair’s expected “messy Judy” Judy, who always manages to engage in drama. Thankfully, Chrissy (Wyatt Fenner), is her ride or die, who is whenever Judy needs a shoulder to laugh or cry.

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But when Chrissy finds love and announces that he is moving to Philadelphia with his new partner, Judy, a new depth of his mess is revealed. While the film presents Judy as the kind of stereotypical “chaotic dude” we all know and love, it uses this breaking point as an opportunity to dig into the archetype, which type of character presents a thoughtful picture of frequently Heard but rarely seen who they really are.

Shot in timeless black and white, Chrissy Judy Platonic is a hilarious, heartfelt, and uniquely quirky examination of partnership. It was well received at film festivals, seeing Flaherty as an emerging filmmaker, as well as praise for his fine performances as well as Fenner.

Chrissy Judy The festival continues this weekend with an international debut at the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Next month, the feature heads to Atlanta, GA’s 35th annual Out on Film, as well as NewFest, NYC’s premier LGBTQ+ festival.

While further release details are yet to be announced, you can check out the gorgeous trailer for Chrissy Judy Below

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