In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Richard LeMay. He is an executive producer, director, screenwriter, screenwriting instructor, actor, and author.
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Richard’s career started out as a physical therapist. His current career started out when he was discovered and asked to be in some commercials. He’s made several LGBTQ films, most notably “Children of God” that he produced. It went on to win 27 international film festival awards. Another great LGBTQ film he wrote, produced, and directed is “Naked as We Came” which may be currently watched on Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services. Watch or listen to the conversation to hear Dennis’ review and recommendation of “Naked as We Came”.
Other film titles currently on Amazon Prime included “Whirlwind”, “200 American”, and Blood Bound”. He was the director of the remake of Francis Ford Coppola’s first firm “Dementia 13” for Universal, also currently on Amazon Prime.
Link to his profile on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0501165/
Connect with Richard on OutBüro: https://outburo.com/profile/richardlemay/
We chat about how fear of asking for help can hold you back in your career. He learned by doing many roles in filmmaking. By doing so he has an understanding of all roles and the process. On projects, Richard is open to considering ideas from others. As the film director, he wants the best possible outcome and has to make the decisions in a timely manner. As he states, “the best idea wins”.
Richard’s first gay novel is “All The Way to Wrightsville” is a coming-of-age story. Who says you can’t run away from your problems? Twenty-one-year-old Pete plans to do just that: run away from his blue-collar, Massachusetts upbringing, his anger issues, and most importantly, Jackson, his overbearing twin brother. And while he’s at it, he’ll take his deepest secret with him. A recent college graduate, Pete moves to North Carolina to start his new job and his new life. After years of being compared to his gregarious and lovable twin, he needs to create an identity of his own and not be seen as the “angry one” or “Jackson’s brother.” What he finds are the same problems that have always held him back. That is until he has an affair with his boss, who is married with two kids.
What starts out as a dream come true begins to take a darker turn, until Jackson shows up in North Carolina to—once again—upend Pete’s life. Although Jackson’s intentions are pure, his help is reckless. He drags Pete out of the closet and tries his hardest to point him in the direction of real love. Wickedly funny, sexy, and deeply touching, ALL THE WAY TO WRIGHTSVILLE is the story of one man’s journey to find himself…and maybe even true love along the way.
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