The most outrageous film to screen at Fantastic Fest last September, hands down, was Butt Boy. If you’ve heard the buzz and wondered what it’s all about, your questions will be answered on April 3rd. In the meantime, check out the first trailer for Butt Boy embedded at the top of the article and read the synopsis below.
The acclaimed mystery-comedy from the creative team behind Tiny Cinema stars Tyler Cornack, Tyler Rice, Shelby Dash, Austin Lewis and Kristina Clifford
Chip Gutchel (Cornack), a bored IT Engineer, has an awakening after a routine prostate exam. What starts as a harmless rectal kink, soon grows into a dangerous addiction as he becomes responsible for a missing child. Chip eventually buries his desires in Alcoholics Anonymous and tries to move on with his life. Years later, he becomes the sponsor of Russell Fox (Tyler Rice), a newly sober detective. After Chip relapses, Russell is brought in to investigate another missing child at Chip’s office. Russell begins to suspect that Chip’s addiction may not be to alcohol, but something much more sinister. It’s up to Russell now to prove that Chip uses his butt to make people disappear. But who’s going to believe his wild theory?
Butt Boy is directed and co-written by Tyler Cornack (who steps outside from behind the camera to star in the flick as well) and produced by Bill Morean and Ryan Koch, who also co-wrote. Together the three founded the popular Tiny Cinema online channel, which Rice collaborates on and where the concept for the absurdist mystery feature was first conceived.
The film is a genre-defying thriller that tackles hard-hitting themes like addiction and toxic masculinity while presenting them in an out-of-this-world reality set to shock and entertain — and boldly succeeds at both.
Butt Boy is being released by Epic Pictures (Dread Central’s Parent Company) in the US this April and has been picked up for UK and Ireland rights by Blue Finch Film Releasing, who will be putting out the film later this year. Look for it on VOD April 14th and on DVD & BluRay April 28th.
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