Frankie, an aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn, is having a miserable summer. He escapes the bleakness of his home life by causing trouble with his delinquent friends and flirting with older men online.
When his chatting and webcamming intensify, he finally starts hooking up with guys at a nearby cruising beach, despite having a girlfriend. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences.
A big hit at Sundance this year, Beach Rats is a beautifully shot and fresh take on coming of age as a sexually confused man in a working class family and one of the most compelling queer films of 2017.
Screening as part of Outburst Queer Arts Festival. Outburst brings you the very best in new queer cinema - see the full film programme here.
Visit outburstarts.com for details of the full festival programme which takes place from 9-18 November.