The first teaser for award-winning gay indie movie Beach Rats has arrived.

After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January this year – and receiving rave reviews from critics – distributors Neon have announced that the flick will hit cinemas in Autumn, and have shared an enticing teaser online.

Beach Rats tells the story of aimless youth Frankie (Harris Dickinson), who struggles to escape his bleak home life as he navigates sexuality and balances friendships, a potential new girlfriend, and the older men he meets online.

The sultry first-look teaser introduces viewers to Frankie as he flexes his muscles, lifts weights, and takes multiple skin-baring selfies in the mirror, a reflection of the gritty coming-of-age story portrayed in the movie.

Eliza Hittman, who helmed the movie, won the award for Best Director in the US Dramatic Features category at Sundance, so we’re expecting big things from this one.

Check out the teaser below:


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