Nope, it's not about Wednesday. Yes, it's a local film from Seattle playing at SIFF about two straight guys who end up making a drunken agreement to have sex on camera for The Stranger's amateur porn video (it is fair to wonder how what exact relationship between degree of "straight" and dose of alcohol/marijuana would yield that sort of agreement) and then spend the rest of the movie acting too male to be clear it they should or shouldn't go through with it. And yes - you should definitely see it. Unless you're looking to only see Kung Fu films. In which case you should not - or still see it and watch a Kung Fu film later at home.
This is the new film from Lynn Shelton that had a lot of buzz coming out of Sundance. I think I've seen a Shelton film each of the last three years at SIFF. Each one seems to get progressively stronger - though I did really also like My Effortless Brilliance last year. That said I think this one is likely more approachable even given the slightly more in your face subject matter. And the acting is particularly good from all involved though I do want to call out Alycia Delmore who does a great job playing the wife of Mark Duplass. Joshua Leonard plays the other main in the potential onscreen couple - it took IMDB for me to place him. Last saw him in Expecting Love at the Polish film festival. Quite a bit more interesting here.
It's billed as a comedy - and there are funny parts (mostly of the funny uncomfortable variety). Though I think overall the more interesting part is the dynamics of the relationship between the men, and the married couple (of which Duplass is a part) as they all try to reconcile life choices, paths not taken, and how far will two male friends push themselves deeper into an uncomfortable situation. The plot seems a bit implausible at some point in the beginning, but I felt but by the end I largely understood how the characters found themselves in the situations they did. The dialog is interesting, natural feeling and one of the strong elements of the film. It's also the sort of film where you'll probably have some interesting stuff to discuss - if only how Shelton often manages to nail the idiosyncrasies of the male psyche. Though admittedly, we may not be the most subtle of creatures.
One final tip. If your partner calls you and says he's at a party with a bunch of artists who've named they're house "Dionysus, and they mean it," you might want to put down the pork chops to join the festivities to keep an eye on things...