There are erotic fan fiction fans. And then there are those who devote their life to writing it. Neil is in the author camp. And his hobby may have just gotten him ostracised from his classmates in the sure-to-be hilarious new romantic comedy Slash. Today, we have the first trailer and the official poster for Slash, and if you're a fan or writer of fan fiction, this is one future cult classic that is not to be missed.
Neil is a questioning high school freshman whose main social outlet is the steamy erotic fan fiction he writes about Vanguard, the brawny, galaxy-hopping hero of a popular sci-fi franchise. When Neil's stories are exposed in class he is mortified, but the effortlessly-cool Julia comes to his defense. An erotic fan fic writer herself, Julia pushes Neil to publish his stories to an online "adult" forum, where they quickly grab the attention of the site moderator, Denis.
When Neil is invited to present his work at a comic con live-read event, he must face the fact that Denis' interest in him may be more than simply professional. Perhaps like his own feelings for Julia. Slash premiered at SXSW 2016 under the Narrative Spotlight category. It will now open in select theaters on December 9th!
Slash stars Teen Wolf star Michael Johnston and Hannah Marks of the upcoming TV show Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. They are joined by an ensemble of comedic talent that includes Jessie Ennis (Veep), Peter Vack (Mozart In The Jungle), Sarah Ramos (Parenthood), Michael Ian Black (The State), Missi Pyle (Galaxy Quest), Angela Kinsey (The Office), John Ennis (Mr. Show), Robert Longstreet (Catechism Cataclysm), Brandy Burre (The Wire), Allie DeBerry (Lazer Team), Burnie Burns (Rooster Teeth), Lucas Neff (Downward Dog) and Tishuan Scott (The Retrieval).
Clay Liford writes and directs Slash. He is an acclaimed indie cinematographer who has transitioned into the world of directing. He made his directorial debut in 2006 with the horror movie A Four Course Meal. He has gone onto direct the sci-fi drama Earthling. He then went onto direct the coming-of-age high school comedy Wuss.
Slash has its work cut out for it on December 9th. It will be opening against the comedy Office Christmas Party starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston}. Miss Sloane, a political thriller starring Jessica Chastain, will also be opening wide. And in limited release is the hugely acclaimed Oscar hopeful La La Land, a Los Angeles based musical starring Emma Ston and Ryan Gosling. You can take a first look at Slash and decide if this is this early holiday movie for you with the first trailer courtesy of the Slash Movie Youtube channel. We also have the first poster.