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Columbus film ‘They/Them/Us’ tells modern-day romcom tale of finding love after 40

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For advice, the filmmakers turned to the husband-and-wife Drew and Trina Gardinier, of Pickerington. “At first we did consulting in some of the writing and that it took into account that kinky people in Columbus are soccer moms and dads — normal people,” said Trina Gardinier, who along with her husband, runs Adventures in Sexuality, the largest kink organization in Ohio. But soon, Sherman and Vogley Woods approached her about playing Lauren, the dominatrix in the film, who is an old friend of Lisa’s and who helps Charlie explore this new side of himself. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Trina Gardinier said.