Originally an acclaimed Off-Broadway play, Burning Blue follows the relationship between two Navy fighter pilots during the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell era, when LGBT people in the US military were allowed as long as they didn’t tell anyone about their sexual orientation.
The romantic drama is now a film directed and co-written by DMW Greer, who wrote the original play.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘They have been trained to meet danger head-on, to execute vital strategic maneuvers while flying at breathtaking speeds. But after a series of fatal accidents, a close-knit squadron of male Navy pilots begins to splinter—and becomes the focus of a criminal investigation. As a government agent digs to uncover the cause of the accidents, two of the pilots engage in a secret, forbidden relationship. Their affair is exposed…and the squadron is engulfed by an incendiary scandal that will challenge each pilot’s notions of friendship, love, honor and courage.’
A June 6th US cinema and VoD release is set.