Mike is an Aussie teenager who’s long felt alienated and a little alone. Things begin to change for him with the arrival of new boy William. They’re teamed up on a school project where they have to explore Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. They decide to do it by making a film about Frankenstein’s monster and the wolf man, which they (perhaps surprisingly) find fits well into the themes of the play. [Read more…]
Last year Private Romeo turned Romeo & Juliet gay and set it in a US military school, and now there’s a new same-sex romanctic movie inspired by Shakespeare’s great play – Monster Pies.
The film is due to debut next month at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and you can watch the trailer above.
Gay Star News caught up with director Lee Galea, who told them that he wrote the story when he was 15 and ‘wanted to fall in love’. He says that ‘I was studying Romeo and Juliet and I got the idea of telling a similar story with two teenage boys.’
The movie is about Mike who gets paired up for a school assignment on Romeo and Juliet with new kid William. However as the two spend more and more time working together on a monster movie version of the Bard’s classic tale, they begin to realise their feelings for one another may be more powerful than either of them is truly ready for.
Take a look at the trailer above. [Read more…]