Billie Porter Set to Direct LGBT Coming-of-age Story
By David T. Valentin
Image taken from Broadway.com
Billie Porter is at it again, spinning his magic of goodness with the world and this time with a new debut film about a coming-of-age film about a trans teen finding love.
The film will be directed by Porter but written by bisexual and bigender screenwriter Alvaro García Lecuona.
The film will be released under the newly relaunched Orion Pictures and has been described as a cross between Love, Simon and Booksmart, one a gay-coming-of-age story and the other a straight coming-of-age-story respectively.
Porter’s film will feature 17-year-old high school student Khal, who finds himself with a crush on his fellow trans classmate Kelsa. Khal takes to reddit under the thread r/relationship for some advice. Countless redditors encourage him to pursue his crush and eventually Khal and Kelsa end up dating. The conflict of the film will be all about the adversity they face as they navigate senior year together as a couple.
According to Pink News, Porter has said, “I am grateful to be in a position to usher some of these stories into the mainstream and I am humbled that heavy hitters like Christine Vachon and Alana Mayo have entrusted and empowered me in this insane time we all find ourselves in.”