The Queer Review can exclusively announce that Jennifer Bagley’s LGBTQ+ feature documentary Jack & Yaya will receive an international release this Pride Month. The award-winning film has been acquired by Freedom Cinema LLC and will be available on streaming platforms on June 19th 2020. Hewes Pictures, the film’s sales agency, negotiated the deal and will utilize multiple platform partners for additional AVOD availability worldwide.
Jack & Yaya captures a year in the life of childhood best friends who go from swapping gendered Christmas gifts as kids to transitioning in their twenties. The titular next door neighbors grew up together in a small town in South Jersey, but were able to support each other when they learned they were both transgender. Decades later, Jack and Yaya remain best friends.
The film, which had its international premiere in 2019 at Toronto’s Inside Out LGBTQ+ film festival, explores their unique relationship, drawing on home videos and conversations with their eclectic cast of friends and family.
For more on the film head to the official Jack & Yaya website.