Here's your first look at images and the trailer for Patrik-Ian Polk's new film "The Skinny." Polk is the award winning director and creator of the groundbreaking black gay TV series Noah's Arc as well as the feature film Noah's Arc: Jumping The Broom.
THE SKINNY tells the story of five Brown University classmates who reunite one year after graduation for Gay Pride weekend in New York City. Magnus has just completed his first year of medical school and is excited to see his friends & introduce them to his new man, Ryan. Angelic Sebastian has recently returned from a year in Paris and looks forward to finally losing his virginity. Devilish trustafarian playboy Kyle is up to his old tricks, bagging as many hot bodied men as possible. Atlanta native Joey is hiding a few secrets, not including the obvious pounds he's packed on since graduating. And acid-tongued black British lesbian Langston tries to hold her own with the boys in the Big Apple. Through three action-packed days of sex, drama, secrets, lies & laughter- these five college pals discover just how much can change in one short year. And you won't believe what goes down at the Gay Pride Parade!
The cast includes Anthony Burrell, Jussie Smollett, Blake Young-Fountain, and British actress Shanika Warren-Markland.
Fans of Polk's work will be delighted to see some familiar faces in The Skinny. Noah's Arc alums Darryl Stephens, Jennia Fredrique, and Wilson Cruz all make appearances. The fabulous B. Scott as well as poet Bassey Ikpi, Derrick L. Briggs, and Ricky Day can also be seen in the trailer.
The Skinny is scheduled to hit theaters Labor Day weekend 2011. LEGGO!!!
Watch the trailer below: