JUMP, DARLING stars Hollywood legend Cloris Leachman (in an extraordinary final starring performance) and newcomer Thomas Duplessie in writer/director Phil Connell’s debut feature film — an offbeat LGBTQ family drama that follows a rookie drag queen reeling from a breakup who moves in with his declining grandmother to protect her from the local nursing home.
The film is a thoughtful exploration of the right to live as who we are and how we wish — and, poignantly, timely, end of life care and the right to die how we wish.
The supporting cast of JUMP, DARLING includes industry veterans Linda Kash, Jayne Eastwood and cameos from well-known drag queens Tynomi Banks (featured recently on Canada’s Drag Race), Fay Slift and Miss Fiercelicious. The film showcases six on-screen drag performances against a pop soundtrack including Robyn, Allie X, Rough Trade, Years & Years and more.
JUMP, DARLING first screened at a one-night-only Special Preview drive-in event hosted by Inside Out LGBTQ Film Festival (a financing partner) in Toronto this past October and will be released on Apple, Google Play, and VOD on March 9th through levelFILM.