Leyna Bloom and Fionn Whitehead star in a New York City love story set in the middle of the drama’s ballroom scene. Port Authority, and ET may exclusively debut the trailer.
Whitehead plays Paul, who finds himself in New York with nowhere to turn after being kicked out of his home. A chance encounter with Wye (Bloom), a regular trans woman of color in the ballroom, gives way to a burgeoning romance as the couple navigate their chosen family and the secrets of Paul’s past. Check out the trailer above.
“It has always been my dream to have the opportunity to represent the ballroom community on the big screen,” Bloom tells ET. (The actress, who stars next Pose, made history as the first trans woman of color to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.) “Ballroom means a lot to LGBTQI + youth of color and my personal evolution as a trans person. I was raised in the ballroom, and this has been one of my wildest dreams come true, to be able to honor so many trans women who came before me. “
“I am very excited to see our community loved and celebrated on the big screen,” she adds. “I hope that 100 years from now, when future queer youth see this, they can feel celebrated in the past, present and future.”
Port Authority counts Martin Scorsese as executive producer and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. To screenwriter and director Danielle Lessovitz, “I wanted to honor a community that is to me the most beautiful expression of what it means to be an American and at the same time show how the inability to love and be loved, openly and honestly, is their own kind of oppression. “
Port Authority is in theaters May 28 and available digitally and on demand June 1.