Run Time: 97 min Release Date: Dec 08, 2009 Year Produced: 2008 Rating: Not Rated Language: English/Closed Captions Directed by: Jason Bushman Starring: Michael Airington, Diarra Kilpatrick, Jonathan Blanc, Eric Debets, Chad Allen
This film appeals to: Gay audiences

“Delightfully funny, hugely entertaining and unlike anything you’ve ever seen!” – Frameline, San Francisco Film Fest

After a breakup, gay Parisian Jerome impulsively books a solo Christmas vacation to Los Angeles. Like many before him, he plans to pursue his secret dream to become a movie star – and, of course, to find love along with fame and fortune!

Completely naïve about what he is getting into, Jerome hooks up with some colorful locals, and stumbles headlong into an acting role. Nothing about Hollywood quite matches Jerome’s fantasies, however, and his misadventures are both hilarious and touching.

Bright, funny, honest and utterly charming, Hollywood, je t’aime is a stunning debut for director Jason Bushman. Eric Debets shines as Jerome; his classic look and an amusing ease with his own awkwardness are evocative of Buster Keaton and Marcel Marceau. Cast includes Eric Debets, Jonathan Blanc, Diarra Kilpatrick, Michael Airington and the fabulous Chad Allen (Save Me, Third Man Out, Shock to the System).

Awards & Press Quotes

“Polished crowd-pleaser likely to rank among the year’s more popular gay pics.” – Variety

“The same tasty spirit as Woody Allen’s many homages to Manhattan. . . Lead actor Debets has an appealing deadpan presence.”   – The Hollywood Reporter

“HOLLYWOOD, JE T’AIME is delightfully funny, hugely entertaining and unlike anything you’ve ever seen!” – Frameline, SF Film Festival

“Will make you fall in love with LA all over again.” – OUTFEST, LA Film Festival

“Eric Debets plays angst really well and Michael Airington portrays drag queen Norma’s empty-nest syndrome beautifully.” – LA

“The tale of a Frenchman befriended by a handful of social outcasts while looking for Hollywood stardom, Hollywood je t’aime turned out to be a quirky, funny, touching revelation.” – Alternative Film Guide

“Delightful . . . Magnifique from start to finish!” – New York Q News

“Jason Bushman’s film is a good example of how Hollywood might do gay romantic comedies.” – Santa Monica Mirror

“This one is a major must-see.” – S.F.

“Likeable! Very funny!” – Shadows on the Web