Saturday Church: Damon Cardasis’ Tale of Youth (LGBTQ, Gay)

Damon Cardasis’ Saturday Church tells the story of Ulysses, 14, a boy who finds himself coping with the loss of his father and adjusting to his new responsibilities as man of the house alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt.

While growing into his new role, the shy and effeminate Ulysses has another challenge to confront: he is not comfortable in his own skin. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy for himself, filled with glimpses of beauty, dance and music. Ulysses’ journey takes a turn when he encounters a vibrant transgender community, who take him to “Saturday Church,’ a program for LGBTQ youth.

For weeks Ulysses manages to keep his two worlds apart; appeasing his Aunt’s desire to see him involved in her Church, while spending time with his new friends, finding out who he truly is and discovering his passion for the NYC ball scene and voguing.

When maintaining a double life grows more difficult, Ulysses must find the courage to reveal what he has learned about himself while his fantasies begin to merge with his reality.

Starring:

Luka Kain, Margot Bingham, Regina Taylor, Marquis Rodriguez, MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Alexia Garcia,
Kate Bornstein, Jaylin Fletcher