Analysis Paralysis

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Analysis Paralysis is an LGBTQ romantic comedy about the intersection of imagination and anxiety, and the courage to reach for love.

The story begins when Tyler O’Conner, a young gay author, visits a therapist and discovers that he suffers from an anxiety disorder commonly called “Analysis Paralysis” — an inability to take action without imagining the ways that each possible choice could go wrong. The problem is that, unchecked, the condition will lead Tyler into a state of complete inaction.

To confront the disorder, Tyler decides to fight through his anxiety and ask his cute neighbor, Shane, out for coffee. Despite a flurry of imagined disasters, the date goes well, and Shane and Tyler ultimately become involved.

Against all odds, the relationship moves forward, but not without every step of the way — sex, moving in together, and meeting Shane’s parents — preceded by an avalanche of negative, albeit hilarious, fantasies.

Finally, convinced that Shane is leaving as a result of an uncomfortable interaction with Shane’s mom and dad, Tyler steels himself for what he sees as the inevitable rejection. But Shane has other plans…

Cool things I want you to know about ANALYSIS PARALYSIS:

  • ANALYSIS PARALYSIS stars Jason T. Gaffney (The Perfect Wedding, Russian Doll, Out of Body) and Kevin Held (Longhorns, Out of Body).
  • The movie is approximately 90 minutes long.
  • The screenplay was co-written by the director and star Jason T. Gaffney & his father Ed Gaffney.
  • Jason T. Gaffney and Ed Gaffney are also the authors of an m/m rom-com trilogy of novellas called The California Comedy Series, published by Suzanne Brockmann Books.
  • If indie movies had ratings, ANALYSIS PARALYSIS would be rated R for language and (incredibly funny but also sexy, tender, and sweet!) sexual situations.
  • It was filmed in ten crazy and intense days, in Sherman Oaks, California, with a very small but dedicated cast and crew.
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  • The two stars of ANALYSIS PARALYSIS, Kevin Held and Jason T. Gaffney, co-host an amazingly funny weekly history/comedy podcast called The Bright Side with Kevin and Jason
  • Kevin and Jason also narrate the audiobook of the novelization of our latest movie, Out of Body. 
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