Audiences often imagine that a comedy about AIDS is impossible. However, throughout all the love, death and wisecracks, Hat Trick will show you just how possible it can be. Using a perfect blend of romantic comedy, wild farce and real emotion, Jeffrey is a tribute to people who battle disease and fear with passion, humor and style.
Jeffrey, a gay actor/waiter, has sworn off sex after too many bouts with his partners about what’s “”safe”” and what’s not. In gay New York City, though, sex is not something you can avoid. Whether catering a ditzy socialite’s “”Hoe-down for AIDS””, cruising at a funeral, at the gym, or in the libidinous hands of a father-confessor, Jeffrey finds the pursuit of love and just plain old physical gratification to be the number one preoccupation of his time – and the source of plenty of hilarity. Suddenly, just after he’s reconciled himself to celibacy, Jeffrey’s flamboyant friends introduce him to the man of his dreams, who also happens to be HIV positive.
In this, the most out (and outrageous) romantic comedy ever written, Paul Rudnick skewers every gay stereotype imaginable while fearlessly celebrating what makes the gay life-style so compelling and controversial.