Hard Pill is the provocative and honest debut film from John S. Baumgartner. The story is unusual and challenging in that it poses the question: If you could take a pill to make you straight, would you? Tim is gay, single and desperately lonely, though he's surrounded by close friends. In a last ditch effort to find happiness, he volunteers for a controversial pharmaceutical study for a drug designed to make gay men straight. When he meets Tanya, he embarks on a whirlwind romance and cuts himself off entirely from his old life. The future looks promising until it becomes clear that the drug is wearing off, and Tim finds himself feigning illness to avoid being intimate with Tanya. A final tragedy shocks him into facing reality and reunites him with his friends.