But he was a bon vivant, you know? Given that I Love You, Philip Morris is one of the gayest high profile movies ever made, it would be easy to assume that gay men must somehow behind its journey to the big screen. I would never say that about myself. I had just met my soon-to-be wife at that point, and I was pretty goofy in love and this material kind of came along that was just the most incredible love story. No one ever said anything. Yeah, we thought he would be great. The thing about Jim in this material is, much to his credit, he really identifies with this guy.
It was talking about what he would do for Philip or what he thinks of Philip, but we never had a conversation like "How are we going to deal with frankness or nudity?
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But he was a bon vivant, you know? So he just jumped off the page for us and we just felt like we had to tell his story. We just wanted to tell a love story, and we wanted it to be convincing, that this man, ultimately, is saved by love. We actually got offers, but we were in a long negotiation since Sundance with this start-up company. But the producer was convinced that it was worth a try.