London: Lesflicks has launched the trailer of its second global premiere Rain Beau’s End, an intimate lesbian family-drama situated in the late 1990s. The film depicts how the labelling of their adopted son affects a progressive lesbian couple’s relationship as they struggle to raise their family in the spotlight.
The film tells a motherhood story starting when a prominent, progressive lesbian couple, Hannah Driver and Jules Paradise, adopts a child named Beau who is subsequently diagnosed with 47, XYY; which was believed at that time to make boys more prone to aggressive behaviour (and has since been disproved).
The trailer gives sneak peek of the movie where Hannah Driver runs for a mayor while trying to navigate her relationship and creating the perfect family with her partner, Jules Paradise and the bumpy road of her adopted son, Beau, who has been diagnosed with 47, XYY.
How will Hannah and Jules fight the struggle of their relationship while trying to create their ideal family under a political spotlight?
Lesflicks founder Naomi Bennett said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be releasing Rain Beau’s End on Lesflicks. When I first imagined Lesflicks in 2018, I imagined a platform that would work for both audiences and filmmakers, offering an ethically priced, easy to access route for lesbian & bisexual film. In the past 12 months we’ve seen a number of filmmakers respond extremely positively to our offering and we are fast becoming a platform of choice for many filmmakers and some more innovative distributors. We’re delighted that the producers and investors of Rain Beau’s End can see the benefit and potential of this new innovative platform and business model. We look forward to continuing to attract and release interesting and exciting lesbian and bisexual films and series.”
Rain Beau’s End Synopsis
When a prominent, progressive lesbian couple adopts a child mislabelled with a genetic predisposition for violence, they must face the ghosts of their past and contend with their hard-lined stance on acceptance. Will they stand for their values while trying to raise a loving family in the spotlight?
The Lesflicks story
Lesflicks, a lesbian-owned and independent digital streaming platform, events business and website, showcases its expansive library of lesbian and bisexual films and series being made around the world. Lesflicks offers a video-on-demand (VOD) service showcasing and promoting an array of content created for lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ) women showing lesbian & bisexual stories and characters on screen and offering that all important positive representation that audiences are calling out for.
Due to its innovative and community-based focus, Lesflicks has had many successes in its first year of operating and is a unique platform. In the first year of running the platform, Lesflicks was approached by Nicole Conn to be the European distributor for her latest feature film, More Beautiful for Having Been Broken. Shortly after that more filmmakers identified that Lesflicks is a good home for their film as it is working with the community and providing an ethical platform that looks to find a happy medium that supports both the content creators and the audience. In the Autumn of 2020, the platform saw two new exclusive films coming to Lesflicks, firstly AESOP, a scifi drama and then most recently, the debut feature film Forever Not Maybe, the first feature film from up-and-coming filmmaker Christie Conochalla.
Since the platform’s launch, Lesflicks has already added over 100 titles to its platform, many of which are not available anywhere else, or are difficult to fine.
Atlas Media Ventures
Atlas Media Ventures is a consortium of two vertically integrated film development, production, finance and distribution companies wholly owned and operated by Joe Orlandino and Lucia Mauro. They have offices in Chicago and Europe, and are dedicated to making high-quality, low-budget, independent movies for global audiences. ATLAS plans to produce and distribute one film every year including in-house and third-party productions. All titles will feature recognizable cast and compelling content. All have the potential for a major OTT release worldwide.
HalfJack Generation, spearheaded by Jennifer Cooney, is devoted to the new-age of storytelling—stories about self-awareness, self-responsibility, and heart-guided action. The first feature film script, Rain Beau’s End was named an Official Selection in the 2020 qFlix Film Festival.