Saturday, November 22, 2008

Larson's Were The World Mine Premieres

In Were the World Mine, an indie alternative to Disney’s “High School Musical” franchise, Timothy (Tanner Cohen), a persecuted gay student at a private boys’ school outside Chicago, acquires magical power while rehearsing the role of Puck in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

When a purple flower spurting Cupid’s love juice mysteriously springs up in Titania’s bower, Timothy plucks it and later tosses its liquid into the eyes of his secret crush, Jonathon (Nathaniel David Becker), the ostensibly straight star of the rugby team. Mutual puppy love is instantaneous and intense.

A subplot involves Timothy’s embattled relationship with his divorced mother, Donna (Judy McLane), who is having difficulty coming to terms with his sexuality. Donna takes a job as a door-to-door saleswoman for the cosmetics line invented by Nora (ALL MY CHILDREN's Jill Larson), the vain, bigoted wife of the school’s stuffy headmaster (David Darlow).

Cast members Tanner Cohen, Ricky Goldman, Judy McLane, Jill Larson, Zelda Williams, Nathaniel Daniel Becker and Waymon Arnett (pictured above) attended the opening night party for the film last night at Country Club in New York City.

This is the second film premier this week for Larson, whose A Living Wake premiered on Wednesday. She told Soap Opera Digest: "I play Alma, the mother of a boy who is told that he is dying of a rare vague disease that is rarely vague as it is vaguely rare. She is very disapproving, judgemental and sort of nasty."

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