A gay disabled teenage boy changes into the body of a beautiful woman all so that he — she? — can be loved. The film starts like a dramatic story, but at some point, you realize that it has taken a turn into the world of the fantastic, which surpised me greatly.
This is the first movie for director, cinematographer and producer Stevie Cruz-Martin. Made in Australia, it uses science fiction to try to break through some of the ways that we see gender, identity and love in our modern world.
It’s not like any movie I’ve seen this year.
The Pulse is available June 2 On Demand from Dark Star Pictures.
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