Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 9, 2006
One night while camping, Luke (Taylor Handley from The O.C. and upcoming Texas Chainsaw-The Beginning) has an intense romantic encounter with a bewitching stranger (Kelly LeBrock from The Woman in Red). As a result, he becomes plagued by a rare genetic condition, Zerophilia, which threatens to transform him into a female. Circumstances get confusing when his condition is triggered on a first date with his crush Michelle (Rebecca Mozo). He assumes the physical changes are a hallucination, but the incident awakens Luke’s deepest fears regarding his masculinity. His buddy enlists the help of the brilliant and manipulative Dr. Sydney Catchadourian (Gina Bellman from BBC’s Coupling). She instantly recognizes Luke’s rare condition and offers to help. But instead, operating from a secret personal agenda, she cultivates Luke’s insecurities, suggesting he’s really meant to be female. Luke grudgingly agrees to experiment with turning all the way into a female, when another disturbing symptom of his condition emerges: As a guy, Luke was attracted to Michelle, but now as “Luca,” a girl (Marieh Delfino from Dorm Daze), she finds herself intensely attracted to Michelle’s brother, Max (Kyle Schmid from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants). As Luke’s gender options increase by one, insecurities about his masculinity increase by one million.
With wry humor, Zerophilia takes us into a world of teen sexuality that blurs the lines separating admiration and attraction, friendship and love. For many, Zerophilia will be an introduction to the little known and much misunderstood community of Zerophiliacs, people with the capacity to change gender at will. Zerophilia is the first feature film by Academy of Motion Pictures’ Student Academy Award winner, Martin Curland.