Tom Heard Talks About His New Movie ‘Getting It’

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Long Beach Native turned Texas Resident, Tom Heard Talks About His New LGBTQ+ Film, Getting It and Tells a Story Worth Watching.

Long Beach native turned Austin, Texas resident, Tom Heard talks about his new LGBTQ+ romance flick, Getting It and gives the audience their money’s worth.

I love indie films because they often are forced to be more creative, unfortunately when it comes to niche films based on specific communities say, LGBTQ+ and Faith Based Films, they have a tendency to specific characters to represent their audience as if to say, “Hey! See! We remembered we needed an X type person and here they are!”

What Heard was able to do was to tell a romantic story with humor, heart and enough realistic situations that you don’t get sucked out of the film with stereotypical characters that need to be placed in a film solely based on some check list.

In Getting It, Heard’s character Jamie is a man who tends to be a tad bit more selfish than he would like to admit. In an almost sort of bet between his friends, Jamie sets out to prove that he’s capable of love, compassion and a willingness to share his life with someone. Enter Ben (Donato De Luca), a young man who doesn’t have as much worldly experience as Jamie, and is kind of sick of hearing him sing showtunes through the common wall.

The two embark on a romance that not only surprise Jamie’s friends, but scares the wits out of Jamie, leading to some conflict and a realization this is the real think he’s been avoid all these years.

I spoke with Heard just before the holidays about the film, how Hollywood isn’t necessarily needed to make films these days as we have 3500 plus miles of the Continental United States to tell a story, avoiding stereotypes of regions based on political affiliation and telling a good story is what’s most important.

Getting It is available now on VOD.

Follow Tom Heard on Twitter @aktorguy and on Instagram @atomictom.

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