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WATCH: A pair of rugby teammates get hot and heavy off the field

In From The Side

The new queer sports drama In From The Side has debuted as part of BFI Flare, London’s renowned LGBTQ film festival, and already, audiences feel parched.

In From The Side follows the story of Mark and Warren (Alexander Lincoln and Alexander King, respectively), a pair of rugby players paired on the same team following an injury. The two clash at first as they both try to show off their skills on the field. What begins as a rivalry quickly morphs into something more, as Mark and Warren find themselves irresistibly attracted to one another. The two become smitten and must hide their love from their fellow teammates… and their spouses.

Related: WATCH: A champion swimmer falls hard for his teammate. Prepare to get wet.

Matt Carter directs from a script he co-wrote with Adam Silver. In From The Side represents a personal triumph for both, as Carter managed to fund the film, in part, through crowdfunding.

Have a look at the clip below, as well as a few stills from the movie’s official Instagram account. BFI Flare has concluded from the year, but we’ll keep you posted on the planned North American release for the film.

And now for the photos…