November 9th 2015 | Peccadillo Pictures | DVD
Twenty-two year old David has it all – he’s young, hot, and he’s just got into the prestigious dance school of his dreams. But he has a secret: for two years he’s been sleeping with his sister’s husband, Jules. After an argument between the two lovers, David throws himself into a one-night stand with Sam, a casual encounter which fast becomes something much stronger.
Unable to express his feelings to anyone, Jules is slowly driven mad by his secret desire for David, and jealous of his newfound, public relationship. When David’s sister, Jane, insists he brings his new boyfriend over for dinner, Jules snaps, revealing in turn a secret which none of them can ignore.
Soft Lad is the directorial debut from Leon Lopez, an examination of lust, jealousy and their consequences in contemporary Liverpool.
Written & Directed by Leon Lopez (Brookside). Starring Daniel Brocklebank (Coronation Street), Jonny Labey (EastEnders) and Suzanne Collins (Brookside).