The leading ladies of G.B.F., aka Gay Best Friend, talk to VH1 Celebrity about teen comedies, recreating Jawbreaker’s famous slow mo walk and which male teen star they would marry.
The film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, tells the story of Tanner (Michael J. Willett, United States Of Tara) who catches the school’s attention when he is accidentally outed. Soon the three most popular girls in school (Sasha Pieterse, Pretty Little Liars; Xosha Roquemore, Precious; and Andrea Bowen, Desperate Housewives) fight to land Tanner as their G.B.F.
VH1 Celebrity: What’s your favorite teen movie?
Andrea Bowen: Clueless.
Xosha Roquemore: Clueless. I love them all. It’s one of my favorite genres of movie but Clueless is at the top.
Sasha Pieterse: I love Mean Girls and I love Clueless. It’s kind of a tie for me.
Speaking of Jawbreaker, the three of you recreate the famous slowmo walk from the movie. Did you study that scene prior to filming?
SP: I watched clips of it.
AB: I wouldn’t say I studied. I think I wanted to bring my own-ness to it. I just don’t think people ever really get to do that. The chances of you getting to slow mo walk with a wind machine with music playing. As a girl, it just doesn’t happen except in your dreams. I think it was each of our favorite day.”
XR: We were looking forward to it. We were like, ’Slow mo walks!’
AB: I think it was our last day or second to last day.
XR: We were like, ’Just get here! We just want to slow mo!’
SP: I love they way they shot it. We got to see a replay after every take.
If you had to choose your own slow mo walk song, what would it be?
AB: Maybe “Brick House.”
XR: Maybe… [starts singing “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand] XR: Anything Beyonce.
AB: The first reading that we did at Outfest we did our slow mo walk to ’”Run The World.”
Do you have a gay best friend of your own?
AB: I’ve just always had one.
SP: I’ve always had one, too.
XR: My best friend before he was out but I knew he was gay. He’s always been my best friend and then through him I met a lot of other GBFs.
Let’s play Marry, Boff, Kill with Freddie Prinze Jr. from She’s All That, Ryan Phillippe from Cruel Intentions and James Van Der Beek from Varsity Blues.
XR: I would kill Sebastian since he’s already dead.
SP: I’d marry Freddie Prinze Jr.
XR: Me too.
AB: I think I would marry Freddie Prinze Jr.
So you would sleep with James Van Der Beek?
AB: No I gotta kill James Van Der Beek.
SP: Is that a choice? Can we kill both?
AB: And yeah, sleep with Ryan Phillippe.
XR: You would all marry Freddie Prinze Jr. with those sweet eyes.
Describe your film in three words.
AB: Colorful, surprising, poignant.
XR: Fun, fast-paced, fresh!
SP: Fabulous, sparkly and fierce.
For fans in New York City, G.B.F. is screening on Friday (April 26) and Sunday (April 28). More details here.
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