I’m also on the look out for interesting films and web shows featuring people of color, so when I heard about the film Stud Life, I knew I’d have to share it.
The film, which is described as an “homage to ‘Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It’ and Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Sex, Lies And Videotape’,” follows one woman, a lesbian “stud,” who has to choose between her best friend and her new girlfriend.
From the beginning, the film is anything but conventional. Not only is the main character, JJ, a black lesbian living with her white gay best friend, but the film aims to expose viewers to a world they’ve probably never seen before.
According to the film’s website: “Stud Life takes the viewer into a slice of life of an urban gay scene where casual sex, and drug taking is not treated as deviant behaviour. Where gender is up for grabs but desire follows very strict rules. Where violence can be part of sex as well as random attacks on the street. JJ and Seb inhabit a world where white queers are familiar with Black street culture and reject the mainstream “G.A.Y” world. This is Stud Life.”
Seems interesting, right?
Filmmaker CambellX hopes the film will help break down stereotypes about gays and lesbians.
“Hopefully ‘Stud Life’ will entertain as well as demystify some of the stereotypes surrounding the dynamic of Lesbian and Gay relationships and illustrate the often overlooked importance of friendships,” she said.
The film is currently in post-production and will make its debut at BFI’s London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (March 23 to April 1).
Visit the Stud Life Facebook page for more details on screenings.
What do you think of the ‘Stud Life’ trailer?