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The trailer for Kristen Stewart’s gay bodybuilding drama is here

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We'll never begrudge any opportunities to see or hear from Kristen Stewart. Which is a good thing because between her directorial debut with The Chronology of Waterthe promise of a gay ghost-hunting show, and Stewart's forthcoming film with A24 Love Lies Bleeding, more screen time from our sapphic sovereign is guaranteed.

So what do we know about Love Lies Bleeding, ? Find all the details below.

What is Love Lies Bleeding about?

Billed as a romantic revenge thriller and set in the 1980s, Stewart takes the lead as a gym manager named Lou. When Jackie, a bodybuilder stops through the Nevada town on her way to Las Vegas to pursue her bodybuilding dreams, the pair falls in love. But their steamy romance takes a dark turn when the lovers become entangled in Lou's criminal father's underworld of violence, murder and chaos.

Audiences who sat through test-screenings of the film in New York City earlier this year have called it "Pain & Gain for indie lesbians". Sold.

Who's involved?

Yes, Stewart has signed on to play Lou the recluse. Meanwhile, Katy O'Brien who's previous work comprises mostly action films, has come onboard to play the electric romantic lead, Jackie. Ed Harris will play Lou's lethal father, while Dave Franco stars as his young accomplice. Jena Malone and Anna Baryshnikov are also involved.

The script was co-written by Rose Glass and Weronika Tofilska, and will be produced and globally released by everyone’s favourite movie studio, A24 – the same production house responsible for Euphoria, Talk to MeThe Iron Clawand more. Glass will also direct the film.

Is there a trailer?

We've been given our first glimpse of Love Lies Bleeding, giving us a taste of what to expect as Bronski Beat's Smalltown Boy sets the tone.

How about a release date?

According to The Hollywood Reporter the film is expected to premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival before its released globally on March 8, 2024.

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