Surrender Dorothy (1998)
Directed by Kevin DiNovis
Genres - Drama | Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Urban Drama | Run Time - 90 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
This Philadelphia-based black-and-white psychological drama was the Grand Prize winner at the 1998 Slamdance Film Festival. After heroin addict Lanh (director/scripter Kevin DiNovis) robs a dealer, he encounters restaurant worker Trevor (Peter Pryor) and takes him in. However, the angry Trevor lusts for power and control. He quickly manipulates his new roommate into a master-slave relationship, forcing Lanh to pose in drag as "Dorothy," a creation who becomes the focus of Trevor's sexual aberrations and physical abuse.
addiction, mental-illness, oppression, power, refuge, robbery, roommate