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Watch: NSFW ‘HALLWAY’ Short is Sexy and Subversive Fun From a New Face of Independent Film

Watch: NSFW 'HALLWAY' Short is Sexy and Subversive Fun From a New Face of Independent Film

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Leah Shore’s wild short “HALLWAY” premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, where the sexy (literally, Shore shot the entire film in a Brooklyn sex club) offering was part of the festival’s well-regarded shorts section. As Shore herself tells it, the film “is queer, about mental disability and existential breakdowns and is set in a real Brooklyn sex dungeon.” That’s not the sort of longline you hear every day.

In 2013, Shore was included as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “New Faces of Independent Film,” and the bold short shows off Shore’s unique style and exactly why she’s one to watch.

“The only trouble I have encountered with my film is that in creating something that is in essence both sexually and gender neutral, people have a hard time categorizing it. I guess some consider that a problem, especially for film festivals, but I consider it an attribute,” Shore said. 

She added, “When looking for a location for the film, I was initially just looking for a dark hallway. When I was presented with the idea of shooting the film in the maze of a private sex club, I jumped at the opportunity. The club is definitely its own character in the film.”  

Indiewire is pleased to exclusively premiere “HALLWAY” online for the first time. Check it out above.

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