‘Judas Kiss’ Wins Best Drama, Actor, Supporting Actor
FILM DISTRIBUTOR and online retailer TLA Video awarded Judas Kiss three major awards in its annual TLA Gaybie Awards: Best Drama, Best Lead Actor (Charlie David) and Best Supporting Actor (Sean Paul Lockhart).
“We are honored that the film won these three awards, proud of our cast members for the recognition of their stellar performances, and thrilled that the hard work of our talented crew has been recognized in this way,” said writer-producer Carlos Pedraza.
BIG WINS The film garnered the most nominations of any drama, and won in every category in which it was nominated.
“We were up against some very fine films — including Oscar winners, big-budget mainstream studio films and network dramas,” said director J.T. Tepnapa. “The dedication and professionalism of our cast and crew, and the faith our investors and donors had in this project, made these awards possible.”
Here’s what TLA Video had to say about the wins by Judas Kiss:
Judas Kiss, Best Drama
We’re not totally surprised that Judas Kiss took “Best Gay Drama.” Since it started hitting the film festival circuit last summer, this movie has been a huge hit with gay audiences. Following a washed-up gay filmmaker who gets the opportunity to meet his college-aged self, this clever and intelligent gay time-travel tale – peppered with a sexy young cast, high production values and an unconventional script – packs a creative and captivating punch that holds up to repeat viewings. We can’t wait to see what co-writer/director J.T. Tepnapa has in store for us next.
Charlie David, Best Lead Actor
Actor/author/screenwriter/producer/travel show host Charlie David is a jack-of-all-trades if we have ever seen one! We’re absolutely thrilled that he is this year’s Gaybie Award Winner for “Best Lead Actor in a Gay Movie.” With roles in Dante’s Cove, A Four Letter Word, Mulligans, 2 Frogs in the West and the new comedy Vance and Pepe’s Porn Start, he’s always been one of the best in our hearts!
Sean Paul Lockhart, Best Supporting Actor
There are many adult film actors who long to break into mainstream film. Sean Paul Lockhart (formerly known to gay porn aficionados as Brent Corrigan) has the talent and charisma to pull it off! Since his mainstream debut in Judas Kiss, Sean has also had roles in the gay comedy Sister Mary and the new cult favorite horror anthology Chillerama. We’re excited to see him do just about anything and can’t wait to see his next movie!
Also nominated for Best Supporting Actor was Judas Kiss star Richard Harmon, who played Danny Reyes.
- See the list of all the 2012 Gaybie Award winners
- Watch the Judas Kiss Gaybie Award reel
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