Today is the release of MTV Entertainment Studios’ feature film, Three Months. Here we will meet Caleb. A queer teenager on the verge of graduating high school is exposed to HIV. Now he must wait three months to find out if he has contracted it or not. This is a coming-of-age story where we will see him deal with not only his current predicament but also deal with the damage left by the passing of his father. With that maybe even be able to discover who he really is inside.
With the release of Three Months, LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with Jared Frieder. He is the writer and director of the feature film. Like in many films produced, Three Months is a very personal film for Frieder. The experience of being exposed to HIV happened to him seven days before his graduation from college. One thing that he wanted to accomplish with this film was to dismantle the shame of HIV and how thanks to modern medicine, it’s no longer a death sentence.
During our interview, he talks to us about why this was such an important film for him. As well as the difficulties he had putting it together. At one point, they had been suspended for six months, unsure if they would ever be able to complete the project. But thanks to his passion and persistence he was able to complete the film and now share it with the world. You can check out the interview down below.
Here is the synopsis for MTV Entertainment Studios’ Three Months
THREE MONTHS is a coming-of-age film that tells the story of Caleb, as a South Florida teen who loves his camera, his weed and his grandmother. On the eve of his high school graduation, everything changes when he’s exposed to HIV. While he waits three months for his results, Caleb finds love in the most unlikely of places
Three Months is now streaming EXCLUSIVELY on Paramount+