Trailer For God’s Own Country
After last year’s Moonlight, it seems that Sundance doubled down on gay stories this year.
There were several gay movies and web series that came out of the film festival such as the much-awaited Call Me By Your Name, the teen angst film Beach Rat, South African film The Wound, the documentary Bayard & Me based off of the life of the famous civil rights and gay rights activist, and also God’s Own Country.
God’s Own Country is a British film and people are calling it the British Brokeback Mountain.
The film is the directorial debut of Francis Lee and is being marketed as “the story of a rural romance that dare not speak its name in the rolling West Yorkshire countryside.”
What we know so far about the story is that if follows Josh O’Connor’s character who is a young Shepard. The character spends his days binging on booze and having flings. Then one day, a Romanian migrant worker, played by Alec Secareanu, starts to work for him. This leads the two through a conflicting story of love, sex, fear, and drama.
The film is planned to come out in theaters on September 1st, and the first trailer is out. Check it out below.