There’s a new Thing in Karamo Brown’s future…
The 39-year-old part-Cuban American reality television personality, actor and activist is set to appear in the Freeform’s Valentine’s Day-themed road-trip movie The Thing About Harry.
Jake Borelli and newcomer Niko Terho lead the cast, with Brown, Britt Baron and the film’s director Peter Paige also starring in the romantic comedy.
Production on the movie underway in Chicago for a February premiere.
Borelli will play Sam, a handsome, funny, neurotic, intelligent young gay man who combines a scathing wit with an overly idealistic worldview. Sam came out when he was still in high school, something that took a lot of courage in his small Missouri town, but was bullied constantly. Terho will portray Harry, an emotionally uncomplicated, promiscuous player who has always left a string of broken hearts in his wake. Under the surface, Harry actually yearns for love, family and stability, but the thought of commitment still terrifies him.
Karamo will play Paul, an exceedingly well put-together yet overbearing and pretentious gay man.
“It’s been an honor to partner with Freeform in making great television with LGBTQ+characters as leads,” The Thing About Harry executive producers Paige, Greg Gugliottaand F.J. Dennyin a statement. “True equality can only be achieved when you see yourself reflected in the movies, music and stories that paint our culture. “As young gay men in the ’90s, whenever a rom-com opened, we would watch the leading lady fall in love and imagine what it would be like if the boy was saying all those things to another boy. We’ve always wanted to make a movie — an unabashedly romantic comedy — that queer boys wouldn’t have to translate. It’s rewarding to take the genre to a new, all-inclusive level.”
Brown, who appeared in 2004’s MTV reality show The Real World: Philadelphia, currently appears as the culture expert on the Emmy-winning Netflix series Queer Eye.