That''s Not Us (2015)

Director:William Sullivan Producer:Mark Berger, Sarah Wharton Story by:Derek Dodge, William Sullivan

Screenplay by:William Sullivan, Derek Dodge Music by:Xander Singh Cinematography:Derek Dodge Edited by:William Sullivan Running time:97 min Country:USA Language:English Genre:Comedy, Drama, Romance  Subtitle:English 

Starring:Mark Berger ... James, Elizabeth Gray ... Liz, Tommy Nelms ... Dougie, Nicole Pursell ... Jackie,
David Rysdahl ... Spencer
, Sarah Wharton ... Alex

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That''s Not Us is an intimate portrait of three twenty-something couples as they travel to a beach house to enjoy the last days of summer. But what should be a fun and carefree weekend becomes an exploration of what it takes to sustain a healthy relationship and make love last in what is now being called the "gayest generation." Through each of the three couples - one gay, one lesbian, and one straight - That''s Not Us explores sex and relationships with a fresh perspective, finding that while sexuality and gender may vary, the struggles to keep love alive do not.


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The gay/straight situation is not the problem
4 November 2015 | by Red-125 (Upstate New York)
That''s Not Us (2015) was directed by William Sullivan. Three couples visit a beach house that belongs to a relative of one of the six. The area is almost deserted, because it''s very late in the summer. So far, the film could be compared to an episode of "Friends." Three men, three women. One male/female sibship.

What''s takes this movie far beyond "Friends," is that one couple is hetero, one is gay, and the third is lesbian. In 2015, it''s OK to be hetero, but it''s just as OK to be gay or lesbian. Everyone accepts this, and it doesn''t really affect the plot.

What does affect the plot is that all three couples are having serious relationship problems. There''s lots of comedy in the film, but there are parts of it that show us that the partners are unhappy much of the time. How they deal with their problems is the theme of the movie.

We saw this film on the large screen at ImageOut, the wonderful Rochester LGBTQ film festival. It will work on the small screen as well.

Note: If you are an EMT, or any other type of health care worker, you will cringe at certain parts in the film. We are seeing a world in which a serious injury is dealt with by taking some Ibuprofen. Not OK. "You''ve been warned."