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Is Kristin Wiig’s “Nasty Baby” The Queer Film We’ve Been Waiting For?

kwAfter 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