(2015) - 93 min
Edgy, absorbing and raw, Beautiful Something follows 4 diverse men as they navigate life during one sublime night in Philadelphia. This narrative takes a fresh and unsentimental look at the links between young and old, black and white, sex and love, desire and art. Cute, twenty-two year-old writer Brian (Brian Sheppard) continually crashes and burns with each guy he meets, but does not understand why. Jim (Zack Ryan), gorgeous and full-of-life, is not afraid to break hearts except when it comes to his forty-something lover who is a world-renown metal sculpture. It seems Drew (Colman Domingo, Fear the Walking Dead, The Birth of a Nation) is solely focused on his latest masterpiece and not Jim. Lastly there’s Bob (John Lescault), a successful talent agent from LA in his mid-sixties who leads a double life being a sugar daddy while traveling on business. As all four comb the Philadelphia streets looking for connection, they oftentimes settle for something quick and dirty. However, tonight is much different. Inspired by real-life experiences, Beautiful Something explores the deeper meaning of how giving one's self to love, and its necessary vulnerabilities, helps us turn the corner from seeing the world as a child to seeing the world as an adult.