Jun 16, 2022
At 29, Cole Doman is already an indie stalwart. In Chicago, he studied acting under Oscar-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”). In 2015, he landed the lead in director Stephen Cone’s gay classic “Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party.” He was in the film “Uncle Frank” and has had roles on TV’s “Modern Family,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Equal” and “Shameless.”
But 2022 is proving to be a watershed year for Doman. He’s currently shooting the second season of “Gossip Girl,” on which he plays Rex Huntington, and in January he starred in the hit short film “Starfuckers,” which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. In it, Doman and director/costar Antonio Marizale (who wrote the screenplay based on a story by Doman) play actors out for revenge against a Hollywood executive who promised acting jobs — that never materialized — in exchange for sex. The short also played to enthusiastic audiences at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.
Later this year, Doman stars in director Matthew Fifer’s new horror film, “Treatment,” about a troubled gay millennial who moves back to his childhood home after a disastrous breakup, only to discover that his town is shrouded in a history of violent homophobic terror. And “Starfuckers” could yet be turned into a feature film. When Brooklyn Magazine spoke with Doman during Sundance, he said he’s working with Marizale on a feature-length version of the script.