Chet (Mark Strano) and Todd (Frankie Valenti) are two gay brothers, grown up in small town America with a homophobic father: once adults, Chet continues to live in his family home, running the family hardware store and hiding his homosexuality, while the anti-conformist Todd escapes to Los Angeles to live his life to the full. Shortly after the death of their father, Todd decided to return home. A difficult reunion between the brothers begins, as old resentments come to the surface and their father’s memory still lingers heavily over them.
Based in a small and quiet city in the centre of California, where everything seems destined to stay the same, Tiger Orange faces a theme which has probably never been faced in cinema: “For a homosexual, growing up in a small city can mean isolation. But what can this mean for two gay brothers? There is a link, a deep understanding which we share with our brother or sister, even when our relationship is strained. We have lived with each other, we have been forged by the same energies. Perhaps they are our biggest mirrors… for good or for evil” (Wade Gasque).
Compelling and authentic performances by the two actors, Mark Strano (who won the best actor award at Outfest 2014) and Frankie Valenti (better known as gay porn actor Johnny Hazard, this being his first dramatic role).
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