Azazel against it
When they break you down to pieces...
Stand tall upon the world
Sometimes, even 3 steps toward love can be an impossible task. But when two partners need each other the most, when the best approach is through strength, then true feelings, hopes, and fears will show their faces.
Azazel Against It (2021)
Lucio Marzo and Raven Pineda are a gay couple, who have been together for over 11 years. Lucio is a very bright, calm, and positive person, always seeing the good in everything. Raven is his opposite. Not a single week goes by without some drama or another at their house.
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LUCIO [Edward Tidy]
Lucio is bright, calm, and positive. He works in finance and is the planner/organizer in a situation; easy to get on with. Lucio has recently been diagnosed with cancer, but he has great strength and is determined to fight it, despite ongoing personal difficulties.
RAVEN [Paulo Rivera]
Raven, Lucio's partner of 11 years in the gay film, is emotionally unstable and pessimistic due to his difficult past. He takes tranquilizers to remain balanced and had a mental breakdown during his successful career as a stage actor, which ended his theater work. Though Lucio is a vital support system for him, Raven struggles to hold down a job and creates frequent drama in their relationship.
Azazel [Doug Mackie]
Azazel is the ex-boyfriend of Raven in the film, who is portrayed as a caring and emotional person. However, he may also be jealous and aggressive toward Raven's current relationship with Lucio. Azazel had to imitate his disappearance to end the toxic relationship with Raven, although he still loves him, and he occasionally visits the theatre where Raven performs, which was owned by his mother and where they first met years ago.
AMANDA [Bella Major]
Preferably Asian/Black Raven’s only remaining friend from before his breakdown, Amanda felt obliged to be close to him during that difficult time but has never forgotten how much Raven helped her when first getting into her present career as a casting agent for theatre and television. She is a tough, gay woman with a small human body; a no-nonsense type, but always has a sweet and gentle side for a friend in need.
PABLO [Ernesto Cantu]
A friend and colleague of Lucio, Pablo is a straight guy with a roving eye and high sex drive, changing girlfriends frequently. He is very optimistic and seizes each day with both hands, but is intelligent enough to avoid putting himself into dangerous situations. A lover of all things expensive and extravagant, his dream is to one day own a Ferrari. Pablo exudes confidence at all times, but deep down he is a man who is afraid of having lasting relationships and of being responsible for anyone but himself; hence the reason why he changes sex partners as often as he does.
JACK [Gregory Cathcart]
A friend of Lucio and Pablo. Gay and solid boyfriend material; loyal, faithful, and family-orientated. Jack’s behavior can sometimes be too dry, almost prudish; his bedside manner is somewhat lacking and his advice can sometimes amount to simply “snap out of it”.
JAMES [Oliver Roy]
Jack’s boyfriend, James is young, optimistic, and hormonal. Funny, some might say a little strange, but very genuine and has a mischievous side. Creative and highly artistic, James is searching for his big and exciting chance to study in a mysterious, exotic corner of the world, but hasn’t quite decided what or where that is yet.
AZARIA [Ciara Pouncett]
Another temporary girlfriend of Pablo, Azaria is chic and likes to wear the latest figure-hugging fashion, highlighting her well-maintained physique, as well as enjoying time with delicious cocktails.
MARK [Tom Everatt]
An affable young gay man who works in the publishing industry, Mark has a big and charming smile, at which it is almost impossible to resist smiling back. His kindly face puts you at ease, generating a gentle warmth and coziness.