Danish filmmaker Jannik Splidsboel illuminates the lives of three teenagers growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a heartfelt story that portrays family bonds, poverty, survival, love, and the consequences of coming out as young LGBT people in the Bible Belt.
With a population of 400,000, Tulsa has a remarkable 4,000 churches. Larissa, Ben, and D are all members of Tulsa’s only LGBT Youth Center. They and other young people live on the fringes of Tulsa society because of their decision to acknowledge their sexuality openly, though there are some who have the support of their friends and family.
Using very little narration and an observational approach, Splidsboel creates individual portraits of the three young people as they try to live their lives, embrace their gender identities, and love and be loved in an environment pervaded by religious fundamentalism.
Official Selection: 2015 Berlin International Film Festival