|VENUS AS A BOY|
Venus as a Boy is an utterly original, deeply sexy and profoundly magical film, adapted from the astonishing and acclaimed novel by Whitbread nominated Scottish writer Luke Sutherland.
"A searing, heart breaking work of beauty." The Guardian
"Elegant and sublime." The Independent
"Compelling and fantastical." The Bookseller
The film tells the story of Cupid sent to earth on a mission to become a saint to those on the wilder shores of sex.
Cupid grows up on the Islands of Orkney armed only with a powerful sexuality, a profound beauty and a number of divine bedroom gifts.
As Cupid's talents require a grander stage he departs to work in a Motel in the Highlands where his destiny takes shape and his gifts mature before moving to London to work as a transexual prostitute. Here, guided by his Rumanian pimp and the outrageous American transexual Wendy he emerges into his final sainthood.
The film has been developed with the support of Film Four, Screen Yorkshire and Scottish Screen and with the support of The Screen South and Skillset Cine Euro programme.
Currently financing to budget at £1 million to shoot in Scotland and London Autumn 2009.
A Picture Palace North Film.
Director: Morag McKinnon
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