Global Digital Releasing has signed on as the distributing partner and has set a release date for Anderson Cowan's first feature film, Groupers. The dark comedy, written by Cowan and starring Nicole Dambro, will be released in select theaters in Los Angeles beginning September 27th, 2019 and expanding to other cities such as Chicago and Washington, D.C. on October 1st, 2019.
According to the press release, the film centers around two all-American high school jocks, Brad and Dylan (Peter Mayer-Klepchick and Cameron Duckett) who are out for a night on the town when they are approached by the beautiful and seductive Meg (Nicole Dambro) at a local bar. Ready for what they hope will be a night to remember, the guys are subsequently kidnapped, drugged and awaken tied up face to face in an abandoned pool in the middle of nowhere. Absurdity and insanity ensue as we learn that Orin (Jesse Pudles), Meg’s overly flamboyant brother has been the target of Brad and Dylan’s homophobic bullying and that Meg is actually a grad student who plans to perform a psychological and somewhat sadistic experiment on them as part of her thesis, which poses the question, “is homosexuality a choice”.
Global Digital Releasing President Joe Dain had the following to say: “This is an important film. Homophobia has always been an issue in our society but with the current administration and the potential rollbacks of LGBTQ protections in this country, it’s not only timely but Anderson effectively tackles the subject matter in a dark, humorous, yet thought-provoking and entertaining way that we believe will resonate with audiences and we wanted to give it the opportunity to garner the attention we feel it deserves.”
The distributor plans to submit the film to the GLADD Media and Spirit Awards for consideration.
To watch the trailer for Groupers, click here.