King Baby promises to be your “newest queer obsession” and here’s your chance to hear the filmmaking duo behind it, Kit & Arran, talk about it in person.
Hot on the heels of Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things, King Baby, from filmmakers Kit & Arran, is here to dismantle the patriarchy for good. It’s about time for that, don’t you think?
The film follows two men who depart our traditional society to live in isolation and do whatever the heck they wish. They form a strange power dynamic, only referring to each other as King and Servant.
But when King wishes for a wife and Servant makes one out of a mannequin, it throws the power dynamic into a fascinating flux. The film’s website promises “isolation, madness, and murderous megalomania that puts two very very different types of masculinity under scrutiny.”
You had us at murderous megalomania!
If you still need convincing, take a look at the wild, hilarious King Baby trailer below.
King Baby just had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and is heading to Watersprite Film Festival in March next.
Watersprite Film Festival, now in its 15th edition, is the world’s largest student film festival that offers free events, screenings and networking opportunities.
Kit & Arran, who are “the trans/cis co-writing/directing duo you never knew you needed,” are also hosting a talk, titled ‘How To Be A Good Boy’ about King Baby and their career, which will cover “transness, masculinity, and artifice”. The event will take place on 2nd March and the word on the street is that Kit & Arran will also discuss their upcoming projects as well.