Director: Campbell Ex Run Time: 91 min. Release Year: 2012
Starring: Doña Croll, Kyle Treslove, Robyn Kerr, Simon Savory, T'Nia Miller
CLITERION COLLECTION: A film series centering dÿke and trans representation in cinema. Selections by resident they/thems Lu & Mary.
This exciting feature debut from veteran British TV director Campbell X unfolds a terrifically entertaining look at the lives and loves of black butch lesbian JJ (charismatic British star T’nia Miller) and her white gay pretty boy best friend Seb (Kyle Treslove). Wedding photographers by day, the dynamic duo navigate London queer street life all the while looking for love. But when JJ falls for the beautiful and mysterious, femme diva Elle (Robyn Kerr), JJ and Seb’s friendship is tested for the first time as JJ has to choose between spending more time with her hot new lover and being loyal to her best friend.
Seb rejects the flirtatious advances of their local drug dealer, Smack Jack, as Seb is way too busy lusting after a straight-acting man, Manchester Joe, who he found on Gaydar.
Stud Life is a provocative, edgy, colorful and sexy British film that takes on gender, sexuality and urban street life as it also portrays a wonderful tale of love and friendship.