New romantic comedy, "Don't Marry Griff" is about African American men searching for true love. The film tells the story of Lyodell Archer (played by the film’s writer and director Steven L. Coard) and best friend Sutton Brown (Chris DeLoatch) as their friendship is shaken to its core once Sutton confesses his love to Lyodell. Things get even more complicated because he chooses to do it as Lyodell is about to wed his fiancé, Griffith Lowell (played by JR Rolley).
“I have always dreamed of the day when I could produce my own independent film for the gay African American community. I aim to create unique and original stories that will hopefully unite our community.” Coard intends for Don’t Marry Griff to be the first of a series of movies that tackle love stories of gay African American characters. “It’s important for African American gay men to have characters they can identify with while being entertained,” he says.
“I think most gay black men are striving to achieve the American Dream. Iknow I want that white picket fence. Although I am not looking for the children part,” he adds with a grin.
Don’t Marry Griff stars Steven L. Coard, Chris DeLoatch and JR Rolley.
Don’t Marry Griff is being distributed by Color of Love Production Studios, an award winning production company that specializes in creating stories about the LGBTQ community of color. Founded by Steven L. Coard, the studio strives tofocus on unique issues of relevance to the gay African American identity.
“The wonderful thing about Don’t Marry Griff is that viewers do not need to be African American and gay to enjoy it,” says Coard. “Anyone who has experienced a toxic relationship can relate to the film. It entertains and is educational as well. I won’t give away the ending but I will tell you, in Don’t Marry Griff , karma is a beeeotch.”
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