Happy bloody Pride!
A gay couple goes to a bathhouse for a night of sexual adventure…unaware that a killer lurks behind the steam… In this tale of sex and death, will they survive?
In celebration of Pride Month, Brazilian director João Dall’Stella (Stalls, Dia De Las Carpas) has debuted his latest short film, Steam, free for audiences on YouTube. Over the course of 15 minutes, Dall’Stella’s camera follows an attractive young couple who decide to spice things up by visiting a bathhouse, only to find a murderous rampage behind the steam instead.
A native of Brazil, Dall’Stella relocated to Los Angeles for his film career. His short film Stalls has played in more than 50 LGBTQ+ film festivals worldwide. As a member of the Latinx and LGBTQ communities, he began making movies to create his own world where he celebrates them through his stories. His dream is to direct an original film about a gay superhero.
Of his latest film he says, “Steam is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community that I’m part of and a combination of personal experiences that I have had throughout my life. It’s fun, thrilling, and scary. It has the perfect combination of love, sex, and death. The horror genre offers a campy quality that fits perfectly with the queer community and that’s why so many of us love horror films.”
The film boasts a cast of LGBTQ+ actors, an intentional move by Dall’Stella. “We need to tell our own stories without sacrificing the authenticity to please the general audience’s eyes.”