'Private Romeo' Opens Today

2.10.2012

By Jerry Portwood

A gay re-imagining of 'Romeo & Juliet' has military school boys creating trouble

Romeo & Juliet is most likely the most famous love story ever told. But that tale of star-crossed teenage lovers may seem to leave out all those boys pining for their bunkmate across the barracks. Instead of two feuding houses, Alan Brown's Private Romeo takes the tension found in an all-male military school with a group of eight friends divided over the intense infatuation between two of the boys.

Starring Seth Numrich, who is straight, and Matt Doyle, who is gay, there is plenty of steamy moments in showers and in twin beds. Numrich told us last year after filming had wrapped that there was chemistry between the two of them almost instantly. "We auditioned together, so we'd kissed each other before we'd even exchanged names," Numrich said. "It forces you to break the ice. There was never hesitation, and that's what's required to build a relationship onscreen."

The film opens at Cinema Village today in New York City. Check out the trailer below.

 

Private Romeo (Trailer) from The Film Collaborative on Vimeo.

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