Neon has released the first trailer for “Beach Rats,” Eliza Hittman’s excellent follow-up to her immersive debut “It Felt Like Love.” The writer/director’s sophomore feature premiered earlier this year at Sundance, where she won a directing award. Watch the trailer, which first debuted courtesy of Vulture, below.
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Neon will release the film late next month.
Harris Dickinson stars as a young man struggling to come to terms with his sexuality over the course of one summer, and like Hittman the newcomer has rightfully earned high praise for his work. Though he does everything in his power to come across as a typical bro, Frankie (Dickinson) leads a double life online that none of his hyper-masculine friends know anything about.
The film is one of many acquired this year by the recently launched Neon, which is also responsible for bringing “Colossal,” “Risk,” “The Bad Batch,” and “Ingrid Goes West” to theaters. “Beach Rats” will join them on the big screen on August 25.