“GUYS AT PARTIES LIKE IT”— COMING SOON—A Queer Horror Movie for the #MeToo Era

“GUYS AT PARTIES LIKE IT”

COMING SOON—A Queer Horror Movie for the #MeToo Era

Amos Lassen

“Guys at Parties Like It is a truly disturbing and heartbreaking exploration of the toxic masculinity pervasive in college campuses particularly with fraternity and sorority parties.”

As part of a brutal hazing ritual, a young frat pledge leads a wasted girl upstairs to swipe his v-card, only to discover getting lucky isn’t so easy.

As part of a brutal hazing ritual, a young frat pledge leads a wasted girl upstairs to swipe his v-card, only to discover getting lucky isn’t so easy. It’s a typical night at the frat house; booze are flowing, boobs are bouncing, and a young frat prodigy, rising through the ranks, is about to get lucky! To score major points with his frat bros and to avoid a humiliating pledge ritual, he finds out, getting lucky isn’t as easy as it sounds.

 “Guys at Parties Like It is a truly disturbing and heartbreaking exploration of the toxic masculinity pervasive in college campuses particularly with fraternity and sorority parties.” It has been reported that one in four women will experience sexual assault in their lifetime, including rape, molestation, coercion, and date rape. This story depicts the series of unfortunate events that lead to an all too common scenario about a girl, a boy, and the word “no”.

The #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns have taken hold of society in what can only be described as this generation’s women’s lib movement. It’s these powerful stories of survival and strength that inspired the screenplay and are reshaping our world.

​”Guys At Parties Like It” is an upcoming indie horror film produced by Mattioli Productions. It is written and co-directed by award-winning gay director Colton David Coate and trained actor Micah Coate.

 ”Guys At Parties Like It” is a #MeToo inspired exploration of sexual assault, toxic masculinity, and societal influence, with an emphasis on date-rape and coercion”.

 ‘On the surface, “Guys At Parties Like It” is a date-rape revenge/thriller about a cis man and woman,’ Colton adds. ‘But if you dig into the supporting characters and their backstories and actions, we see all different types of sexual misconduct from casual to severe.’

‘We have a character named Connor who brings a lot of our LGBT flair, but he is also not without fault. We slice into how gay men can perpetuate misogyny as well. The kind of hero-figure, Trixie, is sexually fluid and is the victim of homophobia. Though the main character is cis female, her struggles and her experiences are mimicked against trans women and men, lesbians bisexuals, and gay men all the time. So I think it relates to many struggles we collectively face.’

“Guys At Parties Like” It is currently hosting an IndieGoGo campaign. Should the goal be met, the team plans to start shooting the film in April 2019.

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