Aristotle and Dante director wants to push against trauma narratives in new queer film
A still from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Image: Blue Fox Entertainment)
The director of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe has said she wants to counter redundant trauma narratives in the new film.
Aristotle and Dante was released in cinemas in the US on Friday (8 September)
It stars Max Pelayo and Reese Gonzales as Aristotle and Dante in the coming-of-age drama as the two boys meet and their relationship develops. It’s based on Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s YA novel of the same name.
The film has been adapted by trans-writer-director Aitch Alberto. It also stars Eugenio Derbez, Eva Longoria, Veronica Falcon, and Kevin Alejandro.
Speaking to People, Alberto said there’s “something for everyone” in the film.
“I wanted to make this