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Triple Threat Makes Its World Premiere Debut at Cinequest 2021

By Kat King

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 3/22/21 – Director Stacey Maltin brings to life a robust narrative about the lives of a group of friends all vying to make their Broadway dreams come true. I had the pleasure of chatting with Stacey, as well as Margarita Zhitnikova and Jay DeYonker, who all starred in and produced the film together under their Besties Make Movies moniker. I really enjoyed this film because of its honest portrayal of LGBT lives.


At the heart of the conflict is the desire Gus has to be a father, in spite of his pursuit of a career in show business. As Stacy says, flipping the script made for an interesting perspective shift. It isn’t the woman whose biological clock is ticking louder than a freight train; it’s Gus! Now’s not the time for starting a family, especially with an adorably named show called Firefly bound for Broadway starting Previews in just a week or two, and the world at its feet. The women in Triple Threat are ambitious and dedicated to their careers. As Gus says, relationships can be complicated.

I think the film does a great job of really showing us the characters’ lives and not defining them strictly by their labels. Identity plays a role, of course, but this isn’t a coming-out story. The identities and orientations of all the characters are fairly well established from the get-go, which is refreshing. I especially enjoy the banter of the characters and the balance between drama and comedy.


The film debuts today, and you can check the official website for Cinéquest screenings at We want to thank the cast of Triple Threat and Lisa Trifone at Bright Iris for arranging the interview. It was a blast!