USA 2014 (78:00)
Thursday, January 8, 2015 7:30PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto)
Set it in the small Central California town where they grew up, two estranged gay brothers struggle to reconnect after the recent death of their father. Tiger Orange explores the uneasy bond between Chet (Mark Strano) and his younger brother Todd (Frankie Valenti, aka porn star Johnny Hazzard, who here delivers his first non-porn performance). Through flashbacks, we learn that Chet and Todd suffered at the hands of an extremely strict and homophobic father. Years later, we learn that Chet has remained in their small town while Todd fled for the bright lights of the big city of Los Angeles. With his acting career on the skids, Todd returns home to find his old rivalries with big brother are still alive and well.
Outfest 2014 – Grand Jury Award Best Actor Mark Strano