CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Malin Akerman-Signed Poster, $100 Gift Card For ‘Happythankyoumoreplease’
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The film features Josh Radnor (star of “How I Met Your Mother” on CBS), Malin Akerman, Richard Jenkins, Zoe Kazan, Michael Algieri, Bram Barouh, Dana Barron and Sunah Bilsted.
“Happythankyoumoreplease” also stars Jimmy Gary Jr., Tony Hale, Marna Kohn, Kate Mara, Laith Nakli, Katharine Powell and Maria Elena Ramirez from writer and director Josh Radnor. The film opened in Chicago on March 11, 2011.
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Here is the plot description for “Happythankyoumoreplease”:
Josh Radnor (Emmy-nominated “How I Met Your Mother” on CBS) wrote, directed and stars in “Happythankyoumoreplease”: a sharp comedy centered on a group of 20-something New Yorkers struggling to figure out themselves, their lives and their loves.
On his way to a meeting with a publisher, aspiring novelist Sam Wexler (Radnor) finds Rasheen: a young boy separated from his family on the subway. When the quiet Rasheen refuses to be left alone with social services, Sam learns the boy has already been placed in six previous foster homes and impulsively agrees to let the boy stay with him for a couple days.
Dropped into Sam’s chaotic, bachelor lifestyle, Rasheen is introduced to Sam’s circle of friends. Annie (Malin Akerman) has an unhealthy pattern of dating the wrong men and an auto-immune disorder that has rendered her hairless. Mary-Catherine (Zoe Kazan) and Charlie (Pablo Schreiber) have a potential move to Los Angeles that threatens their relationship.
Finally, Mississippi (Kate Mara) is an aspiring singer/waitress who tests Sam’s fear of commitment. When Sam’s unexpected friendship with Rasheen develops, he realizes adulthood is not about waiting for the right answers to get the life you want. Instead, it’s about simply stumbling ahead and figuring them out in the process.
Featuring a brilliant young cast and music from breaking indie musicians, “Happythankyoumoreplease” deftly captures the uncertainty and angst of what it is to be young, vulnerable and desperate to find out who you are and who you want to be.
The movie trailer for “Happythankyoumoreplease” can be watched now below.
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