Hooked
NCGLFF presents

HOOKED

Men's Feature

In the United States, 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. With a fervent sense of humanity, Instagram star Max Emerson (aka maxisms on Instagram) dives head first into the subject in his poignant, yet hopeful, debut feature. Jack is a homeless eighteen-year-old prostitute with a smart mouth and impulsive tendencies. He battles through a violent world of reckless “johns” between New York City and Miami, desperately seeking the means to a better life for him and his boyfriend Tom. He spends most of his time in a world of often abusive, but affluent, eccentrics. His only ally is his boyfriend Tom.  They live together in a shelter, but their safety there is compromised by the threat of Tom’s father finding them. Jack sees an opportunity to make a better life for himself and Tom by taking a trip to Miami with a “john” named Ken. At first, Ken appears more honest and caring than the usual john, even winning Jack’s trust...until Jack finds him on a Skype call with his never-mentioned wife. His faith in humanity smashed yet-again, Jack steals Ken’s drugs and handgun. He eventually embarks on a drug- binge and encounters the slimiest characters Miami has to offer, falling deeper into the hole than he started.

 

10-PASS $85 on sale July 21 | Single Tickets $10 on sale July 28
(US, 90 min)
Showtimes:

Friday, August 11

7:00pm   Cinema One

Monday, August 14

9:10pm   Cinema One

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