“Before the Fall” reimagines Darcy and Bennett as two men from opposite sides of the track.
Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice has been re-imagined many times over, with iterations ranging from Reneé Zellweger in Bridget Jones to a cast of undead in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
The classic novel recently got another screen adaption, though, this time with a queer twist. (No, not this.)
Byrum Geisler’s feature film debut invokes Austin’s opposites-attract trope, with the two men initially disliking each other but eventually forming a quiet friendship.
Gradually Ben realizes that, despite himself, he’s falling for Lee. Eventually Lee starts to reciprocate and the two fall into a sweet gay romance that unfolds against the gorgeous mountains of Abingdon, Virginia.
Before the Fall recently played at the Virginia Film Festival. Check the film’s Facebook page for upcoming screenings.