When a man’s gay brother is murdered, all his beliefs are tested.
A poignant movie about what happens when a family fractures, when a gay child runs because he feels he has no acceptance at home, and how his murder rips his family apart even further. Blood is Thicker is in production now but you can see the trailer below.
From writer Jeff Austin:
Several years ago a very close friend of mine revealed that when he came out to his family, they made his life so miserable that he felt he had no choice but to run away. It was while he was on the streets, that he was so severely gay bashed that he still bears the scars on his face today.
I then came across an article in the LA Times about the thousands of homeless LGBT youth living on the streets of Los Angeles. They are referred to as the “Ghosts of Los Angeles” due to the fact they don’t look like the typical homeless people you see wandering the streets. Not completely ragged, they haven’t been out there long enough for you to notice. Nevertheless, they walk amongst us. Invisible. Doing whatever it takes to get by, including prostitution. It’s from these cold, ruthless streets that Blood Is Thicker was born.
Blood Is Thicker is a modern tale about Alex, a young man who struggles to overcome his guilt when his gay brother, who ran away years earlier, is brutally murdered and Alex’s need for vengeance propels him into a terrifying world he never knew existed, putting him and everyone he loves in danger.
Blood Is Thicker is a story about family, love and acceptance and the irrevocable dangers of living without it. After the rash of gay bullying and teen suicides publicized in the media these past couple of years, this story is even more critical. There are hundreds of thousands of LGBT youth who feel alone and vulnerable living on the streets. They are easy prey to the dangerous predators waiting to take advantage. No one deserves this fate.
Please read the article from the LA Times that served as the major catalyst of my inspiration.