Tom Ford Makes Directorial Debut Wins Queer Golden Lion

Tom Ford is a man of many loves. Aside from his obvious love of fashion, the Texas-born designer and former Gucci/Yves Saint Laurent Creative Director adores an open shirt, modern architecture, overtly sexual advertising and as his latest project “A Single Man” proves, feature films.

We desperately hope Ford’s Directorial debut fares better than the slashie bore-fests of recent memory. Those celebrities who feel compelled to explore alternate sides of their creativity (not necessarily a bad thing) then release the fruits of said creativity (not necessarily a good thing) for the world to ridicule critique awkwardly. God knows there’s only so many skin-crawling actress-slash-singers and singer-slash-designers we can take.

As you can probably tell we’re usually skeptical of cross-medium bed hopping but judging from A Single Man’s stellar cast (Colin Firth, Julianne Moore) and trailer Ford’s Directorial debut may actually be as transcendent as his design.

Adapted from the Christopher Isherwood’s novel of the same name, “A Single Man” is set in early 60’s Los Angeles and follows George Falconer, a British college professor (Colin Firth) who is struggling to find meaning in his life after the death of his long-time partner, Jim (Matthew Goode). Encouragingly the film recently garnered a Queer Golden Lion (like the Paddle Pop Lion but more credible) an unofficial award separate from the Venice Film Festival. Check out the trailer below…

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