Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Movie Series: Benja and Ryce in Private Romeo

Directed in 2011 by Alawn Brown, Private Romeo is a modern version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet play. In this case, when eight cadets are left behind at an isolated military high school, the greatest romantic story ever written seeps out of the classroom and permeates their lives. 

The gay love story between two cadets is filmed mixing the classic drama with the non-conventional staging of his director. Incorporating the original text of Romeo and Juliet, some YouTube videos and the original score composed by Nicholas R. Wright, this film takes us to a mysterious and tender place that only Shakespeare could have inspired.

With Seth Numrich and Matt Doyle starring, and supported by other talented young actors, they all do a credible performance almost theatrical.

This movie won the Grand Jury Award at Outfest 2011, in the LGBT Los Angeles Film Festival.

For more information take a look at Private Romeo's website.

Also can watch Private Romeo's trailer.

Seth Numrich

Doyle & Numrich

Matt Doyle


  1. Ryce likes the post, but he thought you were speaking of the movie Romeo and Juliet, and says that he looks more like Leonardo DiCaprio than you do! I told him it was another movie, so he is happy.

  2. This movie is a modern and gay version of Romeo & Juliet play... and he is more handsome than DiCaprio! :p