The exclusive first trailer for the upcoming coming-of-age comedy-drama What’s my name again? Teases a poignant search for identity in which a teenager must choose one of his father’s three last names before he becomes an adult. Coming courtesy of Gravitas Ventures, What’s my name again? It is set to be released on VOD starting July 18th. You can check out the trailer for What’s my name again? less.
It’s 1985 and with two days to come of age and the final race of his stellar HS swimming career, Bo’s fiery mother breaks the news that his stepfather’s adoption papers were never filed. He must choose one of his three estranged fathers’ surnames before he reaches adulthood. and to offer his swimming scholarship,” the official summary of What’s my name again? Begins.
“Bo’s sordid upbringing, and each father’s influence on his tentative identity, teeters on his eighteenth birthday,” the sketch continues. The title argument sparks some good toxic masculinity, ending with his father literally fighting for him for the first time in his life. Bo flees south of the border on a voyage of exploration and debauchery with his budding mistress Alea and best friend Griff. The night leads Alea to confront the pressures of dating outside her family’s ethnicity, Griff accepts his emerging sexuality and Bo realizes he must clean up the slate to start a legacy of his own.”
Written and directed by Spencer Zander (this side) in his directorial debut, What’s my name again? Led by newcomer Ryan Wynn as Bo. What remains behind casts What’s my name again? includes Alison Burns (Criminal Minds), Nick Schultz, Thalia Michael Blaney, Theodore Newton (this side), and Daniel Abraham Stephens (Requiem for the Damned).
What’s my name again? It is set to be released on VOD later this month on July 18, 2023.
Puberty movies in 2023
In addition to the search for identity in the What’s my name again?This summer, there is a wide range of different films to offer to those interested in coming-of-age stories. Along with the likes of the live-action remake of the little Mermaidthe animated picnic Robbie Gelman, Teenage KrakenDirty comedy No hard feelings Led by Jennifer Lawrence, the comedy-drama Polite societyThis year saw the release of an adaptation of Judy Blume’s 1970 novel Are you with God? I’m Margaret.
Released back in April, Are you with God? I’m Margaret. Follows 11-year-old Margaret as she moves to a new town and begins to think about all things life, friendship, and adolescence. She relies on her mother, Barbara, who provides loving support, and her grandmother, Sylvia, who comes to terms with finding happiness in the next phase of her life. Questions of identity, one’s place in the world, and what brings meaning to life soon bring them closer together than ever before.
Starring: Abe Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams, Elle Graham, Benny Safdie, and Kathy Bates. Are you with God? I’m Margaret. It was met with praise upon release, with critics praising the film for doing justice to the poignant novel.
What’s my name again? It will hopefully be another period drama that taps into the turmoil, confusion, and joy of coming of age.