We've got our eyes on Frankie Valenti.
The dangerously handsome actor stars in Where We Belong, an upcoming indie film about two estranged gay brothers struggling to reconnect after the recent death of their father.
We haven't seen much of Mr. Valenti since he appeared in the here! TV original series The Lair, but that's only because he's way better known as Johnny Hazzard, legendary star of award-winning gay porn flicks like Bolt, Detention, and Wrong Side of the Tracks. Is mainstream queer cinema where he belongs?
"Where We Belong is an intimate drama that explores the unique dynamic between two wildly different gay brothers," reads the film's mission statement on Kickstarter. "Younger brother Todd ran away at eighteen and never looked back while older brother Chet quietly assumed the burden of prodigal son. They are never able to really connect with one another until Dad dies. It speaks volumes about the tremendous force he had (and still has) over them and the internalized shame they both carry as a result. With our pride parades and general acceptance by the mainstream, why is telling Dad still so hard?"
Where We Belong has raised about half of its $15,000 goal, which must be pledged by May 22 on Kickstarter.
Watch the Kickstarter plea preview video below.