Akron & Homo Homeboys in Middle America.
The love struggle comes to Akron, Ohio.
Benny and Christopher, students at Ohio’s University of Akron in the new movie Akron, are not just homeboys who grew up in the same state; they’re homo boys. As embodied by Matthew Frias and Edmund Donovan they’re both openly-gay, well-adjusted-gay, handsome-gay; complimenting each other in the brown-eyed/blue-eyed, Latino/Wasp way of couples that you see in TV commercials aimed at the gay market.
These guys are so perfectly, beautifully queer it is obvious that the directors Sasha King and Brian O’Donnell are making a social statement: The millennial “Love Wins” movement doesn’t just belong to coastal big cities. Akron shows it to be a hallmark of middle America…