Confront high school social awkwardness with an exclusive Shockya clip for director Salomé Breziner’s new comedy, ‘The Secret Lives of Dorks.’ The clip follows Payton (Gaelan Connell), as he goes to pick up Samantha (Vanessa Marano) for their first date. But he gets stuck in an awkward and terribly uncomfortable conversation with her parents (William Katt and Kay Lenz), while waiting for her to come downstairs.
The film is being released by distribution company Gravitas Ventures into limited theaters today, and it’s also now available on VOD. It also stars Jim Belushi, Jennifer Tilly, Beau Mirchoff and Riley Voelkel.
The following synopsis for ‘The Secret Lives of Dorks’ has been released by Gravitas Ventures:
In ‘The Secret Lives of Dorks,’ Payton (Connell) is a pathetic dork, a comic book geek whose high school career is one hopeless faux pas after another. Yet he’s a dreamer and madly in love with the head cheerleader Carrie (Voelkel), who he is determined to win over. But she is wise to his desperate advances, so to get off his radar she creates a plan to push him into the arms of a dorkette at the school, Samantha (Marano).
In this high school equation: Peyton wants Carrie; Carrie wants Peyton to instead hook up with Samantha; Samantha wants Peyton. But even the simplest formula can equal disaster when a cheerleader tries to play matchmaker to a dork and a dorkette. After a chance encounter with Carrie’s football player boyfriend Clark (Mirchoff), Payton is brought into their social circle and doesn’t really care about their motives; he’s just happy to be near Carrie. She tries to improve his social skills in order to ask Samantha out and her plan just might work, but this is Payton we’re talking about.
With adult wisdom imparted by the likes of Payton’s dad, Bronko (Belushi); his teacher, Ms. Stewart (Tilly); and and NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka, who offers his own brand of “Ditka On…” self-help lessons, Payton’s life shifts into high gear from lonely misery to utter disaster.
Written by: Karen Beanrdello