With the likes of Call Me By Your Name, God’s Own Country and Beach Rats, it was a particularly good year for gay-themed movies at Sundance. The last of those is now heading towards its US release, and to give us a feel for the flick, a new clip has been released (initially over at The Daily Beast).
Here’s the synopsis: ‘On the outskirts of Brooklyn, Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a toxic group of delinquent friends. Struggling with his own identity, Frankie begins to scour hookup sites for older men. When his chatting and webcamming intensify, he begins meeting men 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. Eliza Hittman’s award-winning Sundance hit is a powerful character study that is as visually stunning as it is evocative.’
Beach Rats is will be in US cinemas from August 25th, and should arrive in the UK in November. Take a look at the clip below. [Read more…]