Arts + Culture
Gay Teen Romance Film “Geography Club” Hits Theaters
Today (Nov. 15) marks the North American theatrical release of “Geography Club”, a film adaptation of Brent Hartinger’s best-selling teenage novel published 10 years ago. The film follows a group of gay, lesbian and questioning teens at Goodkind High School.
The movie follows the story of 16-year old Russell (Cameron Deane Stewart) who goes on dates with girls as a cover up for the secret relationship he is having with his school’s star quarterback (Justin Deeley). Ultimately, the teen joins the geography club, a designated support group for homosexual teens struggling to be themselves around peers. The alias name, geography club, is the perfect name because their peers would not want to join such a boring club.
Stars of the movie include Hairspray’s Nikki Blonsky, Cameron Deane Stewart, Justin Deeley, Andrew Caldwell, Alex Newell, Teo Olivares and Ana Gasteyer.
The contemporary movie blends romance, drama and comedy while sending a positive message to a young LGBT audience.
Watch the trailer below.
“Geography Club” is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned) for sexual themes and scenes of bullying and drinking.