Femme – A new revenge thriller set in a gay bathhouse explores the increasing male toxicity in today’s society.
The feature “Femme”, is based on a short film of the same name. Its directors, Sam H. Freeman and Ng Choon Ping, will also direct this full-length feature – set to start filming this June 2022 in London.
“Femme” tells the story of Jules, who is targeted in a horrific homophobic attack, destroying his life and career. Not long after, however, Jules encounters Preston – one of his attackers – in a gay sauna. He quickly realizes he has the perfect opportunity to get revenge on the “deeply-closeted” Preston and seizes the opportunity.
“Unrecognizable in his boy form, Jules insinuates himself into Preston’s life, but in so doing discovers power in a new kind of drag,” reads the synopsis. “What unfolds is a dangerous seduction that risks discovery and backlash at every moment.”
“We are huge fans of thrillers, but we felt that the predominantly hyper-masculine genre often excludes the queer perspective,” said Freeman and Ping. “By putting a gay protagonist at the heart of a thriller, we aim to invert expectations, and push stories from the margin, and ourselves as queer artists, into the mainstream.”