More news from across the pond. This time it's coming via the amazingly talented out gay filmmaker Rikki-Beadle Blair. American audiences may not be familiar with his name but if you're a Noah's Arc fan you're definitely familiar with Beadle-Blair's work as he collaborated with Noah's Arc creator Patrik-Ian Polk on many of the scripts for the second season.
Beadle-Blair and his production company Team Angelica are currently in pre-production for 'Kick Off', a hilarious, fast-paced feature-length comedy about a Powerleague 5-a-side match between a gay football team and the hardest straight team in East London.
Beadle-Blair has become known for exploring the lives of black gay men in his work through the UK hit television series Metrosexuality and on stage in the gripping play Faggamuffin written by John R.Gordon and the film short Souljah. "His work is a breath of fresh air", notes London based blogger Garcon' Stupide. Depictions of the many different, varied aspects of gay life are so often restricted to white, middle-class men.
Beadle -Blair uses many of the actors he directed in the aforementioned stage plays in Kick-Off, most notably the incredibly sexy and talented Ludvig Bonin (pictured below).
Get into the witty trailer for Kick Off below. The real action starts around the 1:40 mark.
(NSFW- Adult Language)