Michelle Orange on Lynn Shelton


Lynn Shelton‘s third feature film, Humpday (trailer after the jump), is getting a lot of love for its quiet, almost bashful take on this year’s favorite buzz-relationship: “the bromance.”

Humpday takes the concept to a whole new level though, with two old college friends meeting up ten years later to shoot an indie straight-dude on straight-dude porn flick. Safe to say this one is going to be a lil’ edgier than I Love You Man.

Our own Michelle Orange (who discussed Shelton’s second feature film, My Effortless Brilliance, here) has an intimate profile in The New York Times on Shelton in which she discusses Shelton’s optimism, her many hats (Shelton is a “poet-author, dancer-actress, […] photographer-video artist, writer-editor and […] director”), her past films, and her  “vaulting laughter.”

As a man who has been in my fair share of bromances I was already looking forward to Humpday, but do so now more than ever after reading Orange’s “She’s a Director Who’s Just Another Dude.”

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →