Just Came Out: Hard Paint
Pedro (Shico Menegat) is an attractive young man who earns his living in chat rooms. The image resolution may not be perfect but when Pedro transforms himself into “NeonBoy” in front of the webcam, he manages to create the desired impression… desired being the key word.
Slowly, this young man dips his fingers into pots of colored paint and glides them across his naked body. Literally glowing in the dark, NeonBoy follows the commands of his adoring fans. He even agrees to meet one of them in a private chat room for money.
Things begin to change when Pedro’s sister, Luiza (Guega Peixoto) moves out of their shared apartment. One he’s alone, Pedro notices that somebody else is imitating his performances. He agrees to go on a date with his mysterious rival, unaware that this rendezvous will have far-reaching consequences.
Set in Porto Alegre in Southern Brazil, this bold, daring and sexually explicit new film from directing duo Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon shines a spotlight on young queers in search of intimacy, community and security. The elegantly interwoven virtual images and protagonists’ stories, told in three acts, celebrate the sensitive misfits who break barriers in homophobic societies.