Strange Fruit (2004)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Gay & Lesbian Films  |   Run Time - 118 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A successful, homosexual African American lawyer working in New York returns to the rural Louisiana town in which he was raised to investigate the lynching death of his childhood friend, only to discover that the virulent racism and homophobia still holds power over the small-town citizens in director Kyle Schickner's searing, socially conscious drama. William Boyals childhood friend Kelvin has been brutally murdered, and as a successful attorney Boyals is not willing to let the killers go unpunished. In the bayou, bigotry festers deep though, and as Boyals is forced to come face the very kind of narrow-minded hatred he so desperately tried to escape once before, a deadly alliance of backwoods lawmen and violently anti-homosexual locals threatens the highly-respected lawyer with the same bleak end that befell his ill-fated friend.



hate-crime, homosexual, investigation, lawyer, murder