The West Hollywood murder mystery Kiss Me, Kill Me from director Casper Andreas (Going Down in LA-LA Land, The Big Gay Musical) and screenwriter David Michael Barrett (Such Good People, Bad Actress) reached its Kickstarter funding goal on Sunday.

The film’s Kickstarter campaign, which ends later this week, raised $106,412 from 717 backers as of Monday morning. Producers hope to reach $125,000 in a “stretch goal” before the campaign ends on Wednesday.

The film marks the return of Gale Harold in his first gay role since his iconic performance as Brian Kinney on the groundbreaking Showtime drama Queer as Folk. Three-time Emmy nominee Van Hansis (As the World Turns, Eastsiders) also stars in the movie.

Producers describe the film as a “contemporary Alfred Hitchcock/Agatha Christie-style ‘who-done-it.’”

The mystery is centered on Dusty, “who confronts his unfaithful boyfriend and blacks-out, only to wake up to find his boyfriend murdered and he’s the prime suspect.”

“The huge success of this campaign is a reminder [of] how important movies with LGBT content are to audiences,” Andreas said in a statement. “Hollywood is not producing these sort of films, and we would not be able to do it without the fans.”

Additional stars joining the film include Willam Belli (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Kit Williamson (Eastsiders, Mad Men), Jackie Monahan (Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same) and Michael Maize (True Blood).


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