Award-winning character actor Jonah Blechman celebrates the release of four diverse yet dynamic projects over the first half of 2021, including the SXSW World Premiere competition film SWAN SONG, the release of the Director’s Cut of his iconic queer cult comedy classic ANOTHER GAY MOVIE, the new dark comedy series PET PEEVES, and a turn in the horror-comedy film CLAW.
To kick the year off, Blechman and iconic director Todd Stephens (EDGE OF SEVENTEEN) have teamed up once more for the upcoming SXSW feature SWAN SONG. Blechman shares the screen alongside Udo Kier and Jennifer Coolidge when the film holds its World Premiere on March 16.
“I’m thrilled to return to SXSW this year, and with Todd’s wonderful SWAN SONG”, said Blechman. “Working with Udo and Jennifer on what is surely Udo’s greatest role was a total pleasure and true honor.”
Blechman and Stephens will also see the re-release of their first collaboration, the breakout queer comedy ANOTHER GAY MOVIE, in celebration of the film’s 15 Year Anniversary. Releasing from Breaking Glass Pictures on March 30, the cult comedy classic is sure to shock new audiences with this special Director’s Cut, complete with never-before-seen footage, certain to please diehard fans.
“ANOTHER GAY MOVIE was one of my most outrageous performances in what I like to call my Queer protest film,” said Blechman. “I’m forever proud of the boundaries we broke that still today haven’t been topped in the queer genre!”
On the small screen, Blechman takes the lead in the upcoming dark comedy TV series PET PEEVES, starring as Milton, a newly paroled pet psychic, who is determined to restart his career, only to discover the past won’t stay buried for long. With neurotic pet parents to furry four-legged friends, the series premieres on global queer TV network Revry for National Pet Day, April 11th.
“I fell in love with playing Milton, the eccentric pet psychic ex-con in PET PEEVES”, shares Blechman. “The concept of going intimately into the lives of people and their pets totally titillated my funny bone and was equally fascinating to explore. Oh, what our animals could tell about us!”
Finally, to cap off the first half of 2021, Blechman will appear alongside a deadly prehistoric terror in the dinosaur horror feature CLAW. Directed by Gerald Rascionat (OPEN WATER 3: CAGE DIVE), CLAW will see a limited theatrical and home entertainment release this summer from ITN Studios.
“CLAW is a horror hybrid comedy with a dinosaur…what more can I say – absurd and hysterical!”