John Baumgartner's debut is a provocative and new film asks the disturbing and challenging question: if you could take a pill to make you straight, would you?
Chronically single, average and unhappy, Tim is a frustrated gay man who is desperately short of love even though he is surrounded by good friends. Out of desperation, he volunteers for a controversial pharmaceutical study, which is designed to make gay men straight. In a last ditch effort to find love and happiness, he decides that becoming heterosexual will solve all his problems and make life easier.
The drug seems to work for him and he meets Tanya and they embark upon a whirlwind romance cutting him off from his old life. However, it soon becomes clear that the drug is wearing off and his life suddenly spirals downward into turmoil and feigns illness to avoid intimacy with Tanya.
A final tragedy shocks Tim into facing reality and brings to the forefront the things that really matter in life.
"Making Hard Pill" A Behind the scenes featurette
Conversations with John Baumgartner and Jonathan Slavin
Actors Jonathan Slavin, Susan Slome, Scotch Ellis Loring, Jennifer Elise Cox, Timothy Omundson & Jason Bushman
Director John Baumgartner
Certificate 18 years and over
Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Duration 1 hour 45 minutes (approx)
Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.