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Can a young man win the hand of the girl of his dreams by convincing her that he prefers the company of men? That's the dilemma facing the protagonist of this independent comedy. Clay ([[Performer~P223224~Sam Huntington~samhuntington]]) was a big man on his high-school campus, but he discovers he's just another nobody when he starts his first year of college, and while he expected to be making time with lots of pretty coeds, most of the girls on campus could care less about him. As Clay hopes to improve his social status by rushing a fraternity after his dorm roommate unexpectedly dies, Amanda ([[Performer~P363628~Kaitlin Doubleday~kaitlindoubleday]]), another incoming freshman, is similarly hoping to join a sorority, and as part of her initiation she and the other pledges are each instructed to pick up a certain type of "loser" guy for a party where the boys will be humiliated as part of the evening's entertainment. Amanda is supposed to find a guy who is obviously gay, and her friend Jessica ([[Performer~P200440~Heather Matarazzo~heathermatarazzo]]) mistakenly thinks Clay fits the bill. It doesn't take long for Clay to realize what's going on, but he decides to play along if it means going out with a pretty girl, and he gives himself a crash course in gay behavior in hopes of winning Amanda's heart with some help from amiable queer bartender Rodney ([[Performer~P27679~John Goodman~johngoodman]]). Produced under the title Home of Phobia, Freshman Orientation was the first feature film from writer and director [[Performer~P386942~Ryan Shiraki~ryanshiraki]]. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 31, 2007

Cast

Sam Huntington
as Clay
Marla Sokoloff
as Marjorie
Mike Erwin
as Matt
Heather Matarazzo
as Jessica
Kaitlin Doubleday
as Amanda
Bryce Johnson
as Tazwell
Judy Tylor
as Serena
Rachel Dratch
as Very Drunk Chick
John Goodman
as Rodney

Crew

Ryan Shiraki
Director
Stavros Merjos
Producer
Adam Rosenfelt
Producer
Judd Payne
Producer
Matthew Rhodes
Producer
Malcolm Petal
Producer
Dan Halsted
Producer
Ryan Shiraki
Screenwriter
Amelia Vincent
Cinematographer
Suzanne Coffman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Tomandandy
Composer (Music Score)
David Codron
Editor
Frank Zito III
Production Designer
John Johnson
Art Director
Marc Schaberg
Co-producer
Randy Winograd
Co-producer
Robert Greenblatt
Executive Producer
Sam Nazarian
Executive Producer
David Janollari
Executive Producer
Liz Staub
Costume Designer
Skip Godwin
Sound/Sound Designer
Corky Cronin
First Assistant Director
Elizabeth Torres
Casting
Roger Mussenden
Casting
Barney Cabral
Supervising Sound Editor
Jacky Morgan
Consulting Producer
Nick Stamos
Line Producer
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