Following an acclaimed festival run last year, director Lucas Heyne’s dark sex comedy-cum-crime thriller Mope is set for a digital release next month; check out a trailer for the film, which tells the true story of friends and low-end porn actors Steve Driver (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) and Tom Dong (Kelly Sry), who sought fame but instead gained infamy.
“In the multibillion-dollar world of pornography, the term mope refers to a low-level, wannabe porn actor. They’re the lowest of the low, hanging around sets and taking on menial jobs with aspirations of becoming huge stars. In this tragic true story, Stephen Clancy Hill and Herbert Wong, respectively known by their porn alter egos Steve Driver and Tom Dong, were two such mopes—real-life best friends attempting to live the impossible dream, but the blurred line between reality & delusion ultimately sent them both tumbling down a path of destruction.”
Mope is set for release on June 16th and features a cast that also includes David Arquette, Max Adler, Tonya Cornelisse, Clayton Rohner, Brian Huskey, and Peggy Dunne.