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Please Baby Please

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Overview

Suze (Andrea Riseborough) and Arthur (Harry Melling) 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. This sudden exposure to flamboyant masculinity unlocks the realization that Suze is an aspiring leather daddy who mistook herself for a housewife. Meanwhile, the perpetually sensitive Arthur’s obsessive gender trouble goes sideways when Young Gent Teddy (Karl Glusman) sparks a queer desire. 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.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

"Kramer sketches out a feverish queer manifesto on gender that feels both novel and familiar"

Manuel Betancourt

Variety

“Riseborough offers a dynamite performance”

Teo Bugbee

New York Times

"Those seeking more adventurous, cerebral, inspired stuff will get a helluva kick"

Alex Saveliev

Film Threat

Winner: Oustanding North American Feature

OutFest, 2022

Official Selection

NewFest, 2022

Official Selection

International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2022

Official Selection

Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2022

Official Selection

Sydney Film Festival, 2022

Official Selection

Melbourne International Film Festival, 2022

Official Selection

Fantasia Film Festival, 2022

Official Selection

Frameline, 2022

Official Selection

Riga International Film Festival, 2022

Cast & Crew
  • Suze : Andrea Riseborough
  • Arthur : Harry Melling
  • Maureen : Demi Moore
  • Teddy : Karl Glusman
  • Dickie : Ryan Simpkins
  • Billy : Cole Escola
  • Joanne : Jaz Sinclair
  • Ida : Alisa Torres
  • Gene : Karim Saleh
  • Lon : Jake Choi
  • Raymond : Matt D'Elia
  • Rusell : Jake Sidney Cohen
  • Les : Yedoye Travis
  • Baker : Marquis Rodriguez
  • Cal : Dana Ashbrook
  • Lois : Mary Lynn Rajskub
  • Director : Amanda Kramer
  • Writers : Amanda Kramer and Noel David Taylor
  • Producers : Gül Karakiz, Rob Paris, David Silver and Mike Witherill
  • Cinematography : Patrick Meade Jones
  • Editor : Benjamin Shearn
  • Production Design : Bette Adams
  • Art Direction : Elizabeth Goldsby, Alana Mueller and Chas Schroeder
  • Costume Design : Ashley Heathcock
  • Makeup Department : Catherine Deriana, Ledora Francis, Laramie Glen and Ciara Rose Griffin
  • Sound Department : Peter Albrechtsen, David Barber, Aaron Birdsall, Ryan Cota, Sean Gray, Daniel Molina, Mikkel Nielsen and Tom Taylor
Technical Info
  • Release Date : October 28, 2022
  • Year : 2022
  • Country : USA
  • Language : English
  • Running Time : 95 Minutes
  • Aspect Ratio : 2.35 : 1
  • Rating : Not Rated
Theatrical Engagements
Theater Name
City
State
Date
New York
NY
10/28/2022
New York
NY
10/28/2022
Los Angeles
CA
10/28/2022
City of Industry
CA
10/28/2022
Orange
CA
10/28/2022
Burbank
CA
10/28/2022
Chicago
IL
10/28/2022
Chicago
IL
10/28/2022
Skokie
IL
10/28/2022
Schaumburg
IL
10/28/2022
South Barrington
IL
10/28/2022
Cherry Hill
NJ
10/28/2022
San Francisco
CA
10/28/2022
Danvers
MA
10/28/2022
Methuen
MA
10/28/2022
Framingham
MA
10/28/2022
Bethesda
MD
10/28/2022
Alexandria
VA
10/28/2022
Houston
TX
10/28/2022
Livonia
MI
10/28/2022
Phoenix
AZ
10/28/2022
Phoenix
AZ
10/28/2022
Tampa
FL
10/28/2022
Oldsmar
FL
10/28/2022
St. Petersburg
FL
10/28/2022
Plymouth
MN
10/28/2022
Aventura
FL
10/28/2022
Orlando
FL
10/28/2022
Altamonte Springs
FL
10/28/2022
Oscoee
FL
10/28/2022
Portland
OR
10/28/2022
Pittsburgh
PA
10/28/2022
Concord
NC
10/28/2022
Raleigh
NC
10/28/2022
Durham
NC
10/28/2022
Kansas City
MO
10/28/2022
Leawood
KA
10/28/2022
San Diego
CA
10/28/2022
Dublin
OH
10/28/2022
Wauwatosa
WI
10/28/2022
Johnson Creek
WI
10/28/2022
Vero Beach
FL
10/28/2022
Oklahoma City
OK
10/28/2022
Palm Springs
CA
10/28/2022
Austin
TX
10/28/2022
Louisville
KY
10/28/2022
Orange Park
FL
10/28/2022
Jacksonville
FL
10/28/2022
Pensacola
FL
10/28/2022
Johnston
IA
10/28/2022
Des Moines
IA
10/28/2022
Spokane
WA
10/28/2022
Chattanooga
TN
10/28/2022
Tallahassee
FL
10/28/2022
Albuquerque
NM
10/29/2022
Madison
WI
11/03/2022
Chicago
IL
11/04/2022
Royal Oak
Michigan
11/04/2022
Providence
RI
11/04/2022
Fayetteville
NC
11/04/2022
Austin
TX
11/10/2022
Santa Ana
CA
11/11/2022
Seattle
WA
11/11/2022
Indianapolis
Indiana
11/11/2022
Portland
ME
11/16/2022
Atlanta
GA
11/18/2022
Denver
CO
11/18/2022
Columbus
OH
11/18/2022
Katy
TX
11/23/2022
Lubbock
TX
11/30/2022