While some early critics speculated the film would never get mainstream distribution, ThinkFilm picked up the picture after it screened at Cannes. With a certain [NC-17] rating, however, the screen will only get so much exposure. "Obviously it's a small film," the director John Cameron Mitchell said at the TIFF press conference, "not that many people will see it, but we hope that everyone who does starts a band, or makes some art, or uses the internet for good, i.e. to meet another person face to face." Leah McLaren reports.