David Searching

A witty and charming, slice of New York singles-life, comedy on the greatest quest of all: finding Mr. Right.David (Anthony Rapp, Rent, Dazed and Confused) is an idealistic documentary filmmaker whose quest for romance is as stalled as his career. Unable to make rent, he takes in the feisty and sassy Gwen (Camryn Mannheim, Emmy and Golden Globe winning star of The Practice). Comrades-in-arms, the pair come to each others aid as they are plagued by divorce, unemployment, crammed living, and a mysterious sexy stranger sloshed out on their sofa named Walter (Joseph Fuqua). Davids search takes him on a sequence of hellish but comical trysts that feature cameo performances by top Broadway stars including; two time Tony winner Stephen Spinella (Angels in America) as a guy with a humus fetish; Hedwig and the Angry Inch creator John Cameron Mitchell as a grape caressing literary snob; ; and Obie winner David Drake (the Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me) who picks David up on the street and jumps him after three words of dialogue. Theater veteran Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America) gives a moving performance as Davids Southern grandmother.Eventually, David receives emotional and career guidance from real-life comedian Julie Halston (Vampire Lesbians of Sodom) who teaches David how to incorporate pain and angst into his romantic and professional life. Written, Directed, and Produced by Leslie L. SmithAssistant Director: Arthur GoldsmithCamera: John P. ScholzEditor: Toni BlyeFeaturing Original Music By: Julee Cruz, Man Ray, Tom McCormack, Itchy Trigger Finger, Andrea Katz, and Thunders Monkey.

*This movie is rated 16 and not suitable for viewers younger than 16. Download FPB Document here.

  • Genre: Gay, Drama, Romance
  • Starring: Camryn Mannheim, Anthony Rapp, Julie Halston, Joseph Fuqua, David Courier, Guy Ferland
  • Director: Smith, Leslie L.
  • Age Restriction: 16
  • Length: 103min
  • Year: 1997