Global Digital Releasing has a set a theatrical release date for Anderon Cowan’s feature-film debut, the dark comedy Groupers. The Groupers release date is September 27th, when it will debut in Los Angeles and expand to other cities later.
From the press release:
[Groupers] centers around two all-American high school jocks Brad and Dylan (Peter Mayer-Klepchick and Cameron Duckett) who are out for a night on the town when they are approached by the beautiful and seductive Meg (Nicole Dambro) at a local bar. Ready for what they hope will be a night to remember, the guys are subsequently kidnapped, drugged and awaken tied up face to face in an abandoned pool in the middle of nowhere. Absurdity and insanity ensue as we learn that Orin (Jesse Pudles), Meg’s overly flamboyant brother has been the target of Brad and Dylan’s homophobic bullying and that Meg is actually a grad student who plans to perform a psychological and somewhat sadistic experiment on them as part of her thesis, which poses the question, “is homosexuality a choice”.
According to The Cinequest Film Festival, Groupers is “a rare, highly original, and super-charged dark comedy that will keep you guessing and contemplating the provocative, yet crucial themes at its essence”. Global Digital Releasing President Joe Dain had the following to say: “This is an important film. Homophobia has always been an issue in our society but with the current administration and the potential rollbacks of LGBTQ protections in this country, it’s not only timely but Anderson effectively tackles the subject matter in a dark, humorous, yet thought-provoking and entertaining way that we believe will resonate with audiences and we wanted to give it the opportunity to garner the attention we feel it deserves.”
The distributor plans to submit the film to the GLADD Media and Spirit Awards for consideration.
As well as the Groupers release date, we also have the new poster: