You laugh at his insight and his antics and then put down the comic and try really hard to convince yourself that no matter how many mistakes you and Ethan have both made, you won't end up like him.
After four collections of Orner's strips, which have run in more than a hundred newspapers and alt-weeklies in America and Europe, "The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green" is now a live-action movie, directed by George Bamber, that had its premiere at this year's Frameline (San Francisco's LGBT film festival that concluded Sunday) and opens Friday at the Lumiere.
The film, starring Daniel Letterle, David Monahan and "Family Ties" mom Meredith Baxter, went to film festivals around the country before getting picked up for wider release; its run in L. and New York City has been extended for three weeks.
In a funny twist, though, neither Ethan's creator nor the film's director is anything close to being single.
Ethan is a self made billionaire, who also has a really big secret. A chance meeting when Piper accidentally bumps (literally) into Ethan. Lots of mystery and danger along with just the right amount of hot and steamy scenes.
"But maybe over time it went from something that amused me to something that might take me to a therapist.
"But I was single when I got out of college," Orner adds.
On the verge of becoming a household name, Piper vows to do whatever it takes to have her clothing line picked up by the industry’s top sellers—even if it means she herself has to walk the runway on opening night.
But when sexy, seductive Ethan Seaborn makes an appearance, his hooded gaze following her every move, all Piper’s carefully laid plans fall apart.