New Documentary “Hot to Trot” Dives Into The Same-Sex Ballroom Dancing Scene

A new documentary is taking a look into the world of same-sex ballroom dancing, and we couldn’t be more excited for it.


According to Vice News, the documentary Hot to Trot is just on the horizon.

Hot to Trot follows several dancing pairs through a four-year period as they compete in the world of ballroom dancing.

While same-sex pairs are not allowed in the mainstream sport, there are several smaller competitions that give them a chance to shine. These competitions include the April Follies and the Gay Games. Both of which are depicted in this documentary.

“We say at the end of the original trailer that it’s a film about living your passion, breaking boundaries, and personal power and political muscle,” said Director Gail Freedman to Vice News. “I wanted it to be something where by the end of the film you really cared about these people and that their struggles were recognizable to any of us.”


The film is set to premiere in New York City tonight and then in Los Angeles on September 14th. Afterwards, it'll move to Lafayette, San Francisco, and Pleasantville, New York. For more information about their showings, you can click here.

And while Hot to Trot won’t be hitting streaming platforms just yet, you can get excited for the movie by watching two trailers below.

In addition, you can click here to read the full interview with the film’s director.

h/t: VICE News

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