Sean is taken to a motel and is given a prostitute for his 18th birthday by his father. He must sleep with her to “fix” his questionable homosexuality. Aside from acceptance, “Pretty Boy” is about confidence, finding an inner strength, and being who you are meant to be.
I wanted to make a film I needed to see when I was 16 or 17. “Pretty Boy” is that film. It is a journey of discovery into what is a complex social dilemma. I’ve never made a film so personal, but it had to be done. This film is meant to inspire our youth to follow their hearts, to seek out their true family if “… the family they were born into isn’t the family they’re meant to be with.”
I can’t wait for audiences to experience “Pretty Boy”. We all have something inside we need to talk about & explore. I hope “Pretty Boy” starts that conversation.