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New LGBT Film Girls Lost Might Just Be A 'Transgender Twilight'

New LGBT Film Girls Lost Might Just Be A 'Transgender Twilight'

New LGBT Film Girls Lost Might Just Be A 'Transgender Twilight'

With a pitch like that, this Swedish film about young women exploring their gender and sexual identities in a supernatural setting might just be one of our most anticipated.


Wolfe Video is at it again! The company that's responsible for releasing most of our favorite LGBT films is now bringing us Kiss Me writer/director Alexandra-Therese Keining's latest, Girls Lost, which tells the story of three best friends who find solace from bullying in a magic plant that turns them into young men. Through this supernatural revelation, the friends begin to explore their gender and sexual identities and how it affects and changes their realities. A press release for the film (based on Swedish novel Pojkarna by Jessica Schiefuerm) calls it a "kind of transgender Twilight (albeit much edgier)" and lists Ginger Snaps and Buffy the Vampire Slayer as influences, so consider us intrigued. Check out the quietly fantastical trailer here:

Clearly there's a lot to unpack here, and we're psyched to check it out this incredibly unique study in gender identity for ourselves. "In Girls Lost, fairy tale and imagination are mixed in a realistic depiction of what it’s like to grow up today, seen from a girl's perspective," states Keining in the release, "I wanted to portray gender as a fluid notion, not an absolute, and explore ideas about how gender influences how we move through the world and how we are treated by others." 

For more information on how you can catch Girls Lost, click here.


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