UPDATED: Watch the Trailer
This is not a drill — Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke’s gay Western short film, ‘Strange Way of Life,’ recently released its first poster and official stills, and we are ABSOLUTELY LIVING FOR IT!!!
In the upcoming Western short, Pascal is playing the role of a gunslinger named Silva while Hawke is portraying the character of Jake, who is a sheriff. Not to mention, ‘Elite’ alum Manu Rios is also starring alongside the two actors.
Aside from the famed names mentioned, the cast of ‘Strange Way of Life’ also includes: José Condessa, Jason Fernández, Sara Sálama, Erenice Lohan, Pedro Casablan, and George Steane.
The gay Western is directed by acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, and it is said to be his “answer to Brokeback Mountain.” According to the director, the plot of ‘Strange Way of Life’ reads:
“A man rides a horse across the desert that separates him from Bitter Creek. He comes to visit Sheriff Jake.
Twenty-five years earlier, both the sheriff and Silva, the rancher who rides out to meet him, worked together as hired gunmen.
Silva visits him with the excuse of reuniting with his friend from his youth, and they do indeed celebrate their meeting, but the next morning Sheriff Jake tells him that the reason for his trip is not to go down the memory lane of their old friendship…”
Moreover, the highly anticipated short film will have its world premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, which is scheduled to take place on May 16 to 27. In the meantime, here’s a first look at ‘Strange Way of Life’…
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This is another of Almodovar’s films that will be distributed by Sony and I’m predicting it will be almost impossible to see because of its short length. Sony also distributed his previous short film, “The Human Voice,” and after a few runs at film festivals it’s not streaming or available for download anywhere.
Will not be watching. Don’t support straight actors pretending to be us 👎 This is not allyship or uplifting our community.
Legit question: do you boycott gay actors playing straight?
For me, acting is about being other. Trying on differing point mark of views, personas, cultures, lifestyles, etc. I’m only interested in whomever is playing the role to bring to it what’s needed to make me believe they are that character. Who they are in real life is irrelevant. Unless they are unethical or immoral (heinous deeds again persons unknown or known)
Also, how do you know they’re not gay or bi? Some are very private about private doings.
Something to think about.
Completely agree. It is called “acting” for a reason.
Is it okay for gay actors to play heterosexual roles?
Pedro’s obvi gay so keep your panties queen.
So? I don’t see what the big deal is? Pedro Pascal is a LGBTQ supporter his sister is a trans woman whom he supports dearly….so what two straight actors playing gay cowboys, get over it its only a 30 minute film
When I first heard of this gay movie being made last year I was frustrated he was only making it a short film. Why not just make it into a full movie 🙁