“RAPTURE IN BLUE”—Finding His True Self


Finding His True Self

Amos Lassen

Writer-director Ryder Houston’s “Rapture in Blue”follows a young man’s journey to find his true self. After Jason (Bryce Lederer) tries to use his childhood home for a steamy rendezvous with his girlfriend Valerie (Sarah Greenfield), they discover it has a new resident, Sebastian (Tanner Garmon), who quickly warms up to Jason.

Jason is filled with unfulfilled desires that he has tried to push aside and his girlfriend. With her sensual advances gives him feelings of unease and dread. When he receives an “impossible” photo of him embracing Sebastian, Jason realizes he needs to confront the craziness that surrounds him.

We are taken on Jason’s journey to fully discover his true self as he facesthe reality of who he is and we see that his inner struggles come with the realization that social norms denounce the legitimacy of gay sexuality.

This is an exciting film filled with the mysteries of being true to oneself and is beautifully presented and with strong performances.

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