ALL KINDS OF LOVE
DIRECTOR: David Lewis
2022 | USA | 75 mins
When one partner exits, another enters, setting off this frisky, charming rom-com set in Northern California. For sexually conservative, fortysomething Max (Matthew Montgomery, Pornography: A Thriller, Frameline33), divorce leads to a welcome surprise in the form of a new roommate, the twink-ish but emotionally mature young programmer Conrad (Cody Duke). Their chance encounter blossoms into something deeper, threatening to shake Max loose from his old ways. While Max’s still-friendly ex-husband—played by Montgomery’s real-life husband Steve Callahan—tests the waters of kink and non-monogamy and Max’s parents struggle to maintain their fraying interracial throuple, Max finds his fling with Conrad providing an opportunity for midlife revelations.
Playfully embracing a spectrum of approaches to romance while always keeping things light, writer-director David Lewis (Longhorns, Frameline35) offers a sweet, comic glimpse into all that queer love makes possible—with ample flesh to boot. All Kinds of Love is a comedy enlivened by a sense of life’s constant potential and the knowledge that sex and romance cross all kinds of identities and phases of life.
Sunday, November 13, 2022