Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke star in Pedro Almodóvar’s Gay Western Strange Way of Life

“An exploration of traditional American cowboy machismo imbued with taboos of male-on-male lust.” – Awards Daily

“Atmospheric, cinematic and beautiful, the plot is simple but the characters complex.” – The Pink Lens

“A sweet, mournful, exquisitely acted story.” – Daily Mail

“A provocative movie that brings out the best in both of its leads.” – Rolling Stone

“Almodóvar crafts a Western of forlorn stares and longing glances, where desire and passion cut deeper than any six-shooter.” – Exclaim!

“Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal, turn up the heat in a visual and aural delight that holds a whole bunch of aces.” – NDTV

Silva (Pedro Pascal) rides a horse across the desert that separates him from the town of Bitter Creek… and Sheriff Jake (Ethan Hawke).

Twenty-five years earlier, both men worked together as hired gunmen and shared a passionate love affair. The spark is still present when the pair reunite, share dinner and make love. But Silva has other reasons for his visit… and they may be the breaking point for their secret relationship.

Directed with incredible visual flair by maverick auteur Pedro Almodóvar, this 31-minute short film (only his second in the English language) captivated audiences at the Cannes Film Festival.

A stylish revisionist western with a decidedly queer twist, featuring two prolific A-list actors in the lead roles, Strange Way of Life is a bold cinematic treat about two men who have turned their backs on their own desires.


Watch the trailer for Strange Way of Life below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting February 27th at TLAgay.


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