Piero, a brilliant 35-year-old gay man, is Remo’s “live-in boyfriend." To stand for “diversity” he participates in the primaries of the center-left party, but, due to unforeseen events, he wins and finds himself running for mayor, facing all sorts of prejudices. How can a gay man be elected mayor in Italy’s “deep north”? And what if he begins to politically pay court to his female co-candidate?

Different from Whom?

Piero, a brilliant 35-year-old gay man, is Remo’s “live-in boyfriend” in a town in North-East of Italy. To stand up for the “right to diversity," he enters the primaries of the center-left party, and then, due to a series of unforeseeable events, he wins and finds himself running for mayor, facing his opponents’ prejudices and his party’s dismay. How can a gay man be elected mayor in the “deep north”? To balance the ticket, he is joined by Adele, a hidebound moderate, opposed even to divorce, a living symbol of traditional values, dubbed the “centrist fury." The outset of the campaign is a massacre: Piero and Adele wrangle about everything. But the more romantic Remo understands women and gives his partner advice on how to get on Adele’s good side. Piero begins to “politically woo” his co-candidate until an agreement is reached, but then the situation gets out of hand: the two are overwhelmed by an irresistible attraction. It all started with a compromise, but the “sure and pure gay” and the “iron maiden moderate” fall into a secret relationship in spite of all their values, their identities, and their political platforms. At this point, Piero is confused, to say the least: he took to the field to defend sexual freedom, and now he’s living a secret “forbidden affair” with a woman – while, thanks to the electoral campaign, he is now the symbol of gay lib! What will his constituents say? What will his opponents think? And, above all, how will he tell Remo? Among a thousand vicissitudes in all shapes and sizes, Piero will have to try to unkink the situation he finds himself in and figure out which side he is on. He, who made his battle-flag “diversity," will have to face his new reality as a man of “double diversity," to the point of asking the question: just whose diversity is it, anyway?

Release Date:

2009