This year was a good one for LGBT movies at Sundance, with the likes of Call Me By Your Name, God’s Own Country and Beach Rats making waves. The first teaser for the last of those films has now arrived, which you can take a look at below.
Beach Rats also won Best Director – U.S. Features for Eliza Hittman at Sundance.
Here’s the synopsis from the festival’s website: ‘Frankie, an aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn, is having a miserable summer. With his father dying and his mother wanting him to find a girlfriend, Frankie escapes the bleakness of his home life by causing trouble with his delinquent friends and flirting with older men online. When his chatting and webcamming intensify, he finally starts hooking up with guys at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences.’
Beach Rats is set for release later this year. [Read more…]