Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge’s first appearance in a new gay film
The Big Bang Theory actor, Jim Parsons, plays Ben Aldridge’s love interest in the devastating gay romance, which will be released in theatres in December.
Jim Parsons proclaims in the trailer for “Spoiler Alert,” the eagerly awaited movie adaptation of Michael Ausiello’s well-liked 2017 memoir, “This is less of a rom-com and more of a love story.”
In the upcoming movie “Spoiler Alert,” played by Parsons, Ausiello, a New York journalist who has been told that his husband Kit Cowan (Ben Aldridge) has terminal cancer, is preparing to pass away. While there will likely be some crying, the film also has a lot of humour and classic romance, especially in sequences that look back on the beginning of Ausiello and Cowan’s 13-year relationship.
Michael Showalter, who also helmed “The Big Sick” and the “Wet Hot American Summer” series, is the director of “Spoiler Alert.” The ensemble also includes Sally Field and Bill Irwin as Cowan’s parents in addition to Aldridge and Parsons.
The bestseller “Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies” by Ausiello, which details the 11 months leading up to Cowan’s demise in 2015, served as the inspiration for the film. The screenplay was co-written by Dan Savage and David Marshall Grant.
In a 2017 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ausiello claimed that a publisher at Simon & Schuster in New York recommended he write a book after observing a number of his Facebook posts throughout Cowan’s illness.
The author and writer, who is the founder and editorial director of the entertainment publication TVLine, extensively laced his prose with allusions to “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and other pop culture touchstones in order to reflect both his real-life job and the connection between him and Cowan.
It was “just incredibly instrumental in getting us through, and in getting me through, that year,” Ausiello remarked. “Humor had a significant role in both our relationship and his condition.
“I sincerely hope people would not take their bonds for granted. It seems corny, but people should value their connections and hang onto those they love. Don’t take them for granted, he advised, no matter if it’s a friendship, family bond, or other kind of connection.
On December 2, “Spoiler Alert” will make its theatrical debut in a few places, and on December 9, it will be released nationwide.