Altered Innocence has picked up the U.S. rights to Yony Leyser’s third feature film “Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The film, an official selection of Outfest Los Angeles, Frameline, and DOC NYC marks the second all-rights deal for newcomer Altered Innocence and the second film in its catalog from Leyser. A theatrical release with the partnership of Josh Bloom’s Fanatic is planned for late 2018.
The deal was negotiated between Frank Jaffe from Altered Innocence, and Cat&Docs CEO Catherine LeClef.
Queercore is the cultural and social movement that began as an offshoot of punk and was distinguished by its discontent with society’s disapproval of the gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender communities. Interviewees discuss homophobia, gender, feminism, AIDS, assimilation, sex, and art. The participant list includes Bruce LaBruce, G.B. Jones, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, John Waters, Justin Vivian Bond, Lynn Breedlove, Silas Howard, Pansy Division, Penny Arcade, Kathleen Hanna, Kim Gordon, Deke Elash, and Tom Jennings.