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I'm immensely proud to have been a part of this film.  1998 was a different time when films with gay characters were not something that mainstream audiences went to see.  But somehow this movie broke through the barriers and even ended up on the shelves of Blockbuster Video (a first for gay films).  What set this film apart was that it was sweet, funny, heartfelt and was devoid of the overt gratuitous sex that was the norm in gay film culture up to that point.  And because of that it probably helped a generation (or three) of young men come out of the closet.

It's been a real honor to have made a film that I can safely say moved the progress needle forward a sliver or two.  To this day I still receive letters from people around the world thanking us for this film.  It's literally saved lives.  Film really does matter. 

Interesting note:  1998 was a time when gay actors feared being outed.  I think that was a big factor in why two straight guys ended up playing the lead characters of this movie.  I often wonder if I still would have been cast if this movie had been made today.  We've come a long way baby!  SCOTUS rules!