Who is KK Downey?

August 3, 2009

Behind the Sunglasses
Aren’t you the slightest bit interested?

James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces which was praised by Oprah and “The New Yorker”.  J.T. Leroy, a person celebrities, like Shirley Manson, Dennis Cooper, and Gus Van Sant, befriended and trusted.  What do these two people people have in common?  They both fooled the world.
Inspired by the fake personas of Frey and Leroy comes a dark comedy about a cult biographer everybody wants to know.  Meet KK Downey – the life of the party who intrigues fans with his emotional past.  But after gaining such mysterious popularity, people began to wonder: WHO IS KK DOWNEY?

KK Downey is The Man, The Myth, The Legend, The Lie.

“…the real thing…a truly funny movie.” – Variety

“…touching, hilarious, and vulgar…” – Film Threat

Winner – Audience Award Boston UFF;  Winner – New Visions Award Cinequest; Official Selection – Raindance FF;   Official Selection – Philadelphia FF; Official Selection – Fantasia;  Official Selection – Mauvais Genre FF
SYNOPSIS



Theo and Terrence are best buddies, twenty-something scenesters with big ambitions. Theo’s invested three years in his first novel “Truck Stop Hustler,” the hair-raising, drug-soaked tale of a male prostitute. Terrence is a sociopathic slob with delusions of grandeur, dreams of rock ‘n’ roll superstardom with all the hedonism and hero worship that entails. But the cards aren’t in their favor. Their band can’t draw flies, and the girl Terrence loves has been stolen from him by an obnoxious music journalist with an ego bigger even than his own. Meanwhile, Theo’s book is rejected by a slimy publisher. Nobody, he claims, wants to hear that story from a soft, pampered suburban white boy. In a flash of desperate, dead-end inspiration, Terrence proposes a wild plan. He himself will publicly play the role of Theo’s character, K.K. Downey. The success and celebrity they crave awaits the pair, but so do terrible secrets that threaten to destroy their friendship–and worse.


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