Writer/Director: Molly Hewitt
Producer: Eugene Sun Park, Molly Hewitt
Executive Producers: Eddie Linker, Joe Swanberg, Peter Gilbert
Associate Producer: Quinn Nicholson
Cinematographer: Greg Stephen Reigh
Art Director: Moodkiller
Genre: Feature narrative
A queer girl from Chicago named Trinity huffs the contents of a magic aerosol can and develops the ability to speak to the dead. She seeks the counsel of a variety of spiritual healers in order to figure out how to control this ability and what it means to her.
Constantly thrown between hallucination and reality, Trinity is faced with the common skepticism towards spiritual experiences that are "unconventional"or do not subscribe to an institutionalized religion. She meets an array of different people including a priest, drag queens, a reiki practitioner and a witch who all teach her their individual practices. (All of these characters are inspired by real artists, queers, and healers living in Chicago and several of them are also acting in the film). Once Trinity develops her strange ability, she struggles with the power it brings her, finding herself tempted to give in to her newfound fame.
All of the character in this film are members of the LGBTQ community and many of the characters express alternative forms of sexuality and lifestyles namely BDSM and sex work. Holy Trinity will represent these people in a positive light, moving away from the redundant tropes we have seen in movies when these people are so often seen as two dimensional or the "outsider" or "villain". This movie is not just about queer people it is made by and for queer people.
MOLLY HEWITT is a writer, director, performance and drag artist. In her work Molly imitates, dissects, consumes, and re-enacts her surroundings. Unraveling the mechanisms and meanings of cultural text to be reused in an illuminating or empowering way. Molly makes work about sexuality, performing femininity, objectification, food, and desire. Attempting to relate, understand, and subvert through imitation.
Molly’s short film Maggie’s Problem was an official selection of the Chicago Underground Film Festival and won Best Art Direction at the North Portland Unknown Film Festival. You can watch the film on www.watch.troma.com
More at mollyhewitt.net and @glamhag on instagram.