After the box office and critical disappointments of Stonewall and Freeheld, you might have given up hope for an exciting LGBT-themed movie. So clear your calendars for this weekend and check out Sebastián Silva’s wildly-anticipated Nasty Baby, which opens in select theaters today. The film stars Silva and Tunde Adebimpe as a gay couple living in Fort Greene; two left-field artists living who are trying to help their single friend (Kristen Wiiig) conceive a child.
While the plot synopsis might make Nasty Baby sound like a hyper-generic rom-com, a series of serpentine twists not-so subtly jerks the story-line into unusually dark terrain, upturning conventions until the film careens into totally unchartered territory.
Tackling gentrification and race relations head on — both of which emerge as hidden themes as the story warps and devolves — the savage third act led the Toronto Film Festival to ultimately reject the film, but it was one of the most talked-about entries at Sundance. It’s not difficult to see why.
Watch the Nasty Baby trailer below:
H/t: LGBTQ Nation