Cicada is one of the past year’s most acclaimed gay films
“INCREDIBLY VIBRANT” – Ion Cinema
“AS REAL AS IT GETS” – Los Angeles Times
“A PROFOUNDLY MOVING CHARACTER STUDY” – Little White Lies
“A SEXY AND SEARING ACT OF GAY SELF-ANALYSIS” – IndieWire
“A WARM, TENDER AND HEARTFELT LOVE STORY” – NYC Movie Guru
“CICADA WILL STAY WITH YOU LONG AFTER THE CREDITS ROLL” – Vogue
“ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED PIECES OF QUEER CINEMA OF RECENT TIMES” – The Jam Report
After a string of unsuccessful and awkward encounters with women, Ben (played by co-writer/director Matthew Fifer) decides to go “back on the dick.”
The winning, critically-acclaimed new comedy-drama-romance Cicada follows Ben, a young bisexual man, as he comes out to the world and develops an intense relationship with Sam (Sheldon D. Brown), a man of color struggling with deep wounds of his own. As the summer progresses and their intimacy grows, Ben’s past begins crawling to the surface – putting their still burgeoning romance in jeopardy.
Co-starring Bowen Yang, David Burtka, Scott Adsit and Cobie Smulders, the film is a smart and deeply thoughtful crowd-pleaser that has been earning rave reviews from critics. “It is a film of love and loss, great pain but also immense joy, with two actors reliving parts of their own experiences,” said the director. “It is a secret told, a wound exposed, and a promise that even in the dark, it’s never too late to cry out.”
Watch the trailer for Cicada below and click here to order your copy. The film is now available on DVD at TLAgay.