Legal, illegal, married, not-really-married and in love. That’s the set up for director Glenn Gaylord’s I Do, due out on DVD from Breaking Glass Pictures this coming Sept. 3.
OK, we will be the first to admit that some of the twists and turns seem a bit contrived, but that aside I Do is a delightful bit of soap about a gay man named Jack (David W. Ross — boy band member of Bad Boys, Inc.), a 30-year-old Brit who has been living here since being a teenager, but who never got around to applying for citizenship.
During those 16-odd years his brother got married, had a daughter and then got killed in an auto accident, leaving him to help out his sister-in-law and niece with the daily grind. That could have gone indefinitely, but the INS has come calling about his green card status and now he has to make some decisions. All of which, as things turn out, to be bad.
He’s got a lesbian pal named Ali (Jamie-Lynn Sigler — best known as Meadow on The Sopranos television series), who agrees to help him out with a sham marriage, but no sooner does he tie the knot when he meets up with Mano (Maurice Compte) and then things quickly go downhill.
Mya (Alica Witt — Wiener Dog Nationals and as Cheryl on Friday Night Lights), his sister-in-law is none too happy with her dependence on Jack — why not him instead of her husband, she reasons. Which makes him miserable, especially since he has grown attached to Tara (Jessica Tyler Brown), his brother’s child.
With Mano in the picture — who has issues that he has to deal with back home in Spain — Ali suddenly gets nervous that the INS will discover that a wicked web has been weaved and jail time could be her fate … which, of course, makes Jack miserable.
The timing for I Do couldn’t be better … with the same-sex marriage issue both in the courts and on the front page, but then if Jack could just marry Mano, we wouldn’t have I Do!
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