This just in Patrik Ian Polk the creator of Noah's Arc tv series and movie will be bringing his first movie that started it all for him entitled "Punks". PUNKS will be making its Miami debut to Sizzle Miami which is the biggest and largest circuit party in the country. It all goes down Thursday May 21, 2009 5:00-6:50pm. PUNKS debut back at Sundance back in 2001. Below is several clips from the movie.
The never-ending search for Mr. Right takes a surprise detour into totally unexplored territory with PUNKS. This sparkling, rhythm-and-blues-driven romantic comedy is the story of four close-knit... The never-ending search for Mr. Right takes a surprise detour into totally unexplored territory with PUNKS. This sparkling, rhythm-and-blues-driven romantic comedy is the story of four close-knit friends trying to find that mythical relationship that will make finally make things right. But if you think that sounds familiar, think again, because PUNKS is the first-ever comic love story set amidst the world of African-American gay men.
The four best friends in PUNKS are each doing their best to make it in LA: they're successful, handsome, smart . . . and smarting from the battles of finding love in such a small and isolated world. Marcus (Seth Gilliam) is a fashion photographer and quiet romantic, who seems to have everything he could ever want . . . except that elusive lover who is also your best friend. Handsome Hill (Dwight Ewell) is on the revenge rebound after discovering his European boyfriend getting a little too French with a guest at his birthday party. Meanwhile, female impersonator Chris (Jazzmun) has a boyfriend so secret everyone believes he's imaginary. And then there's Dante (Renoly Santiago), the youngest of them all, a Latino rich kid from Beverly Hills, who still sees life as one long evening out.
As they work, party, dish and date, this alternately suave and salty-tongued quartet begins to come-of-age romantically. It all begins when Marcus gets a new West Hollywood neighbor: the drop-dead gorgeous but supposedly straight music producer Darby (Rockmond Dunbar) who keeps sending Marcus mixed signals, despite his serious girlfriend (Vanessa Wililams). Is Darby or isn't he becomes a secondary question as Marcus discovers it's not just about the love he's waiting for but about the love he has created among his remarkable friends.
With heart and pizzazz, PUNKS breaks new ground for both gay and African-American cinema. But more than that, it's an exciting new riff on the plea to live life to it's fullest, to love as hard as you can, to be true to oneself and to take revenge on the blues by resurrecting the spirit.
PUNKS is an Urbanworld Films presentation of a film written and directed by Patrik-Ian Polk, starring Seth Gilliam, Dwight Ewell, Rockmond Dunbar, Jazzmun, Renoly Santiago, Vanessa Williams and Loretta Devine. The film is produced by Tracy E. Edmonds, Michael McQuarn and Patrik-Ian Polk. Executive producers are Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Stacy Spikes.