|Edvin Ortega, Keith Collins, AJ Mattioli & Steve Wolf|
|Jasmin St. Claire|
Thursday night was quite the event at the Distribution Celebration atop the Empire Hotels Level R lounge for the LGBT comedy film “The Coffee Shop.” Stars of the film Edvin Ortega (“Orange is The New Black"), Keith Collins ("The Jersey Devil",“Gravedigger”) and Steve Wolf ("Lady Peacock") were all in attendance along with Director AJ Mattioli. Fan favorites Topher Nuccio , (Off Broadways “Silence: The Musical”) Celebrity photographer Steve Mack, Actress Jasmine St. Claire, Show Bizz Correspondent Tom Murro & Power 105's Angela Yee, Nightlife Impresario Barry Mullineaux & Tony Theadore were also in attendance.
We have been a big fan of Mattioli Production’s work since they first put out the short Bisexual comedy “BIdentity Crisis.”Lucky for us we were able to catch Director AJ Mattioli for a quick interview. Much like his films “Lady Peacock” and “The Coffee Shop,” AJs personality had us laughing throughout and the interview became very more of a party then a questions/answer.
AJ explains that his overall goal is to make LGBT films that bring light to the community. He wants the LGBT community to laugh in a time when we are making great political strides. Well, Mattioli Productions films always leave us in stitches! His next film “Showmance” written by Actor Alex Gonzalaz (Off Broadway: “Cuff Me” a 50 Shades of Grey Parody) and Tina Jensen (The Glamazons) is a Musical Theatre Feature film with cross dressing, butch lesbians, hot twinks, and tons of gender queers!!! We are certainly looking forward to next addition to Mattioli’s line up.
Please go here: https://vimeo.com/91674712 to see the trailer of “The Coffee Shop” which is currently distributed by Shami Media Group, Inc. located in NYC.
The Coffee Shop synopsis
The Cup coffee house, a gay hot spot, its workers, its regulars, and the drama it has to deal with every day. There's the owner of the shop, the fabulous Bea Reasonable and the flamboyant boy-crazy gay waiter, Jamie. There's also the slimy creeper looking for some fun. And then there's Helen, a straight girl with a penchant for drama. The drama unfolds when Helen meets her bisexual boyfriend at The Cup for a date. Hilarity ensues when their date goes awry and a water fight breaks out. And it only gets funnier from there. The Cup becomes the place for awkward coming out stories, hook-ups in the bathroom, and vampire meetings. The drama culminates when Helen enters the coffee house again to take down the man who stole her man from her.
(photo credit SD Mack Pictures)