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Episode Info: The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️‍🌈 have a chat with filmmaker Jason T. Gaffney about his new film, Analysis Paralysis. The film has been released on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and for streaming on the Dekoo App. We chat about his career and how he got started making films in particular, this film and the unique way of approaching the subject of mental illness. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.   About Analysis Paralysis Analysis Paralysis tells the story of Tyler O’Conner (Jason Gaffney), a young gay author, who discovers that he suffers from an anxiety disorder commonly called “Analysis Paralysis” — an inability to take action without imagining the ways that each possible choice could go wrong. The problem is that, unchecked, the condition will lead Tyler into a state of complete inaction. To confront the disorder, Tyler decides to fight through his anxiety and ask his cute neighbor, Shane (Kevin Held), out for coffee. Despite a flurry of imagined disasters, the date goes well, and Shane and Tyler ultimately become involved. Against all odds, the relationship moves forward, but not without every step of the way preceded by an avalanche of negative, albeit hilarious, fantasies. What makes this film special is the unconventional & unique way it tackles the issues of Mental Illness and breaking Hollywood stereotypes when it comes to LGBTQ representation on screen. Most movies that deal with mental illness or depression show it in a very dramatic light. And while the issues are serious, the people suffering from them aren’t always walking around in a haze, and do know how to laugh. Jason Gaffney has been struggling with anxiety his whole life and decided to tackle extreme anxiety with a comedic slant, which is not often seen in tales of mental illness. While the majority of LGBTQ films feature coming out stories or stories of struggle or stories that rely on the stereotypes of their sexuality, this movie doesn’t. This is a romantic LGBTQ+ movie about two out gay men—played by out gay actors—who meet and fall in love, set in a world where their being gay doesn’t provide any of the conflict. About Jason T. Gaffney ☀☀☀ Jason T. Gaffney is a native New Yorker, living in LA, who has danced his way from New York City to Alaska and back. He was born in Bethpage Long Island in 1985 and lived in NYC, MA and Los Angeles, CA. He is best known for his roles in the movies, The Perfect Wedding and Jolly, and in the Off-Broadway production of Looking For Billy Haines. He is also known for his American Sign Language YouTube videos. He is the son of Edgar Award Nominee Ed Gaffney and New York Times Bestselling Suzanne Brockmann. He also has a sister named Melanie Gaffney who has just finished her first book alongside their mom Suz. Jason and his family have co-created many films and plays. When Jason isn't tap dancing, signing songs, or acting, he enjoys spending time-fighting for equa...
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