Sunday, April 21, 2024

Queer film F.L.Y. brings its message of acceptance to Puerto Rico and beyond

Ahead of its upcoming inclusion in the Puerto Rico Film Festival on Friday, August 18, take a peek at the trailer for F.L.Y.

A comedy about the everyday lives of two exes, Max and Rafael, who get stuck together in quarantine at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Not having seen each other in five years and with a new boyfriend in tow, things get off to a rocky start as Max navigates the situation with Raf, who has just moved to Los Angeles with dreams of becoming the next drag superstar.

Queer filmmakers Rafael Albarrán and Trent Kendrick wrote and directed the movie, aiming to uplift and inspire by showcasing the heart, dynamism, and diversity that makes the queer community so vibrant.

F.L.Y., with its central themes of self-love and self-acceptance, premiered on July 18, at Outfest.

About the inspiration behind the film, writer-director duo Rafael Albarrán and Trent Kendrick shared: “We dreamed up the movie we wished we could watch – a queer romantic comedy that helps us remember to laugh and love where you are. A film that shows us there are opportunities for healing when you pause and look inside.”

About the cultural and political relevance of the film, the filmmakers said: “In our film, one of the lead characters is non-binary and dreams of becoming a drag superstar. Today, almost three years after we began writing the script, our countryʼs politicians have intensified their villainization of our community. Fear is the driving force of their rhetoric because drag represents everything they are not – joyful and free.”

Tickets for the film’s Puerto Rican Film Festival screening are available now here.

For more information, please follow the film on social media: Instagram.

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