May 9, 2019
Dennis visits the Glassell Park neighborhood of Los Angeles to talk with writer-director Stewart Wade about his new film Say Yes, about a very unconventional love triangle. He talks about where he got the idea of the script, finding the right actors to bring it to life, shooting much of it in his own home, making a lead character an atheist, finding a cute waterfall in L.A. and getting the film on Amazon. He also shares stories from his years in the trenches of gay-indie filmmaking and shares observations about how actors are less uptight than they used to when it comes to playing gay, the challenges of finding distribution, crowding funding shenanigans, and how the gay indie world intersects with Hollywood...or not. He also talks about his ongoing web-series on YouTube called Coffeehouse Chronicles and his own passion for coffee. Other topics include: the Barbra Streisand movie he's seen more than any other movie, seeing the Exorcist at 10 and freaking the f out and that time a troop of cub scouts unwittingly wandered into the gay kissing scene.