A QUEER EDGE IN HORROR
LGBTQ+ cinema just got a little edgier thanks to The Contested Edge, a Dallas based production house committed to producing horror, fantasy, and science fiction content featuring queer characters and storylines.
Founded by former Q-Television producer Brock Cravy, The Contested Edge has followed in the footsteps of recent industry disruptors such as Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions. Cravy will focus on storylines in experimental genres where gay, trans, and nonbinary characters have been notably and historically absent.
Innocent Boy, the first project to be produced by The Contested Edge, and Cravys’ first narrative, won ‘Audience Choice’ and Best Direction’ at the Las Vegas Queer Arts Film Festival. This is the second, best director win for the veteran producer and first time director, having previously won the coveted award at the Independent Short Awards in Los Angeles.
The queer horror has excelled in its genre, having won Best LGBTQ+ Short, Best Cinematography, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Sound Design, Audience Choice, and Best Direction. The controversial queer horror premiered at the historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood and has additionally been welcomed into international mainstream and underground festivals in Mexico, Russia, Germany, Portugal, and the UK.