Coming to theatres today, Friday, June 16:
Ft Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2014
Profiles of three gay flag football teams as they prepare for the championships.
In Greenleaf’s film, teams from New York City, Los Angeles, and to a much lesser degree, Phoenix, train to claim the championship title of the National Gay Flag Football League. The focus is primarily on New York, whose team lost their captain – and a three-year winning streak – to the Los Angeles team. As their new coach, a former NFL pro, sets out to prove himself and reclaim the title, players reveal their backgrounds and speak to the importance of the game in providing a space for gay men to embrace sports and masculinity. While fairly conventional in approach, and saddled with an ill-thought out title and an excess of subjects, the doc does counter stereotypes about gay men and sports.