A young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside.
But even as he battles deep-seated prejudice and the gruelling routines of basic training, he finds unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support in this new community, giving him a hard-earned sense of belonging that will shape his identity and forever change his life. Director Elegance Bratton's first film is captivating. An autobiography of his own struggles & testimony navigating through going into the military & working towards a relationship with his mother. Powerful scripting and performance from lead Jeremy Pope. A lean, mean, fighting machine of a movie.
USA 2022 Elegance Bratton 95m