Jordan (Joseph Lim Kim, "90210," "Days of our Lives") and Dave (Richard Pierre-Louis, "Scorpion," "The Middle") play a couple confronted with a hiccup in their two year relationship, all during the most "wonderful time of the year." Hilarious special guest turn by Stephnie Weir ("Modern Family," "Weeds").
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Red Lodge is a perceptive look at how marriage equality has affected gay relationships. It's also likely to coax a tear or two from the romantics out there. Wintry Montana proves a photogenic backdrop for the action.
Jordan (Joseph Kim) proposes to Dave (Richard Pierre-Lewis), his boyfriend of two years, expecting an enthusiastic "Yes!" Instead, he gets a, "Can't we just be in love and leave things the way they are?" Hardly the answer our handsome hero was expecting, and not the best timed response either, just before the couple are to spend Christmas with Jordan's kooky Aunt Vanity (Diane Kylander) up in Big Sky country.
Joining them for the holidays are Jordan's "sister" Lisa (Jessica Garibay), also raised by Vanity but enough younger than Jordan that he's had little chance to get to know her, and her nerdy/cute boyfriend Lace (Aric Weber). Add to this a frisky twink ski instructor (Ross Andrew Dibble) and you've got just enough characters for a 77-minute indie... Best of all are the two leads, the entirely winning Asian-Caucasian Kim (who goes by Joseph Daugherty these days), and his equally charming African American costar Pierre-Lewis. (And how refreshing to see actors of color as romantic leads!) - Stage Screen L.A.