Exploding with issues of sexuality, trauma, and race, John G. Young’s romantic drama is a cautionary, contemporary tale about meeting strangers online.
Told in large part on smartphone and computer screens, the drama begins following a family tragedy.
Brad (Anthony Rapp) and his African-American wife Marcia (De’Adre Aziza) lost their young son in an unfortunate accident.
Closeted and confused, Brad finds solace in an online romance with a hot 23-year-old Jamaican, Yenny (Jimmy Brooks). He and the ebullient Yenny fall into a daddy-son dynamic that unfolds in an intimate, increasingly steamy series of texts and video chats.
Adds the Hollywood Reporter, “Young’s story poses another complex question, and one that grows more urgent as Brad grows obsessed with Yenny: Can a not-quite-real relationship, and one in which we know at least one party is lying, be a source of personal truth and self-realization?”
“‘Bwoy’ follows Brad O’Connor, who, after the death of his son, becomes entangled in a chaotic and passionate online love affair with Yenny, a young Jamaican man (newcomer Jimmy Brooks). With both Brad and his wife Marcia seeking solace in destructive ways, their lives and relationships are pushed to the brink, culminating in tragic confrontations that no one can avoid.”
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