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'Where We Belong' Stars Frank Valenti, AKA Johnny Hazzard, Tackles Topic Of Gay Brothers

04/23/2013 12:26 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Frankie Valenti, aka gay adult film star Johnny Hazzard, is set to make his big screen debut in the independent feature-length drama "Where We Belong."

The film, set in a small town in Central California, highlights two estranged gay brothers who struggle to reconnect after the recent death of their homophobic father. Valenti plays the role of the younger brother and black sheep of the family.

The film is directed and produced by Wade Gasque. It's co-written by Gasque's longtime boyfriend, Mark Strano, who plays the older brother who still lives at home where he's been caring for the siblings' ailing father.

"I have a handful of gay sibling friends and I've always been fascinated by their stories but I've never seen a movie about them," Gasque explains in a press release sent to The Huffington Post. "What was it like growing up together? Does it make the experience less isolating? How do you disappoint Mom and Dad, twice?"

Valenti feels that this film is a huge opportunity for him. "This is my chance to showcase what I got," Valenti says in the aforementioned press release. "I want to be that guy who crosses over."

Half of the film has been shot and funds are currently being raised via Kickstarter to complete the production.

Watch a trailer for the film above.

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