Beach Rats made waves at the Sundance Film Festival last month with its graphic sex scenes and “raw, dark and dreamy” look into the sexual awakening of a Brooklyn teenager. It won the festival’s drama directing prize for Eliza Hittman, who also wrote the film, and was acquired by Neon.
And while an official release date still eludes the film (it will be released sometime in the fall) the new trailer does a great job at inspiring enough interest, giving almost nothing about the film away.
The official synopsis reads:
“BEACH RATS centers on Frankie (Harris Dickinson), an aimless youth on the outer edges of Brooklyn, struggling to escape his bleak home life and navigating questions of self-identity. Frankie spends his summer balancing his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online. As Frankie’s competing desires begin to consume him, his decisions leave him hurtling towards irreparable consequences.”
Watch the trailer below.