Please Baby Please (2022)
Director: Amanda Kramer Run Time: 95 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Demi Moore, Harry Melling, Karl Glusman, Mary Lynn Rajskub
Country: United States
About the film:
Winner, Outstanding North American Feature, L.A. Outfest 2022.
Suze and Arthur live an outwardly traditional lifestyle as the Lower East Side’s most bohemian Eisenhower-era couple. The pair’s cage is rattled when they encounter a gang of sadistic, leather-clad greasers known as The Young Gents. Suze and Arthur’s initial thrust of fear evolves into confusion of thrill and lust.
Please Baby Please presents a full spectrum of underground fetishism and seductive musical asides featuring alluring cameos by Demi Moore and Cole Escola. Visionary filmmaker Amanda Kramer pegs the hetero-hellscape of the 1950s in a witty, syncopated riff that plays like a high camp emission from your wildest dreams – bathed in silk, sweat, and bisexual lighting.
“Kramer sketches out a feverish queer manifesto on gender.. an ebullient, campy thrill ride”
—Manuel Betancourt for Variety
About the filmmaker:
Amanda Kramer is a musician-turned-filmmaker with a background in theater. Her debut feature Paris Window (2018) opened the Women Texas Film Festival and won the jury prize for Creative Vision at the DTLA Film Festival. Her “Lord of the Flies” retelling Ladyworld (2018) was selected for the Frontières Buyers Showcase at the Marché du Film at Cannes. The film had its US premiere at Fantastic Fest and its international premiere at London BFI Film Festival. Please Baby Please and Give Me Pity! both premiered at IFFR 2022 as part of the Focus: Amanda Kramer retrospective.See our upcoming films