‘Uncle Frank’ Star Peter Macdissi Talks Working With Partner Alan Ball on the Indie Gay Drama

When Peter Macdissi first began going on auditions, there weren’t many roles for a young man from the Middle East.“It’s getting better,” the 46-year-old Lebanese actor and producer tells Variety.

“On TV, there are some things right now, and it’s really getting better.

When I first started in my twenties or early thirties, oh my God, there was nothing.

There was absolutely nothing.

Right now, it’s amazing with Amazon and Netflix and all of it.

You have a wide range and that’s very good.

I enjoy the fact that we have a lot of things from different parts of the world and different kinds of people.

I would just get bored watching white people all the time…It’s very constricting and it’s very unimaginative.”Today, Macdissi is co-starring in and producing “Uncle Frank,” an indie drama about Frank, a gay English professor

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