The gay drama Burning Blue – starring British-American actor and model Trent Ford and The Last Airbender actor Morgan Spector – is a love story about two pilots engaging in a secret romance. The film, which will be released in select U.S. theaters and VOD on June 6th, was originally an acclaimed Off-Broadway play. The story centers on the relationship between two Navy fighter pilots during the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” era. The romantic drama is now a film directed and co-written by DMW Greer, who wrote the original play.
“In 1987, a classmate and fellow Navy Pilot was killed in an accident while piloting a routine jet training flight over the California desert,” Greer says. “While I’d lost several friends in aviation accidents, ‘Matt’s’ death was different. While it did not fully occur to me until he was gone, I realized I’d been in love with him for many years. It was something understood and experienced together but never discussed.”
Adding: “It was a devastating loss, nearly overwhelming. Still as all military aviators are trained to do I worked to isolate and compartmentalize everything – putting the experience aside and carrying on.” This complicated relationship would serve as the inspiration for Burning Blue.
In anticipation of the premiere of Burning Blue, I am giving away 5 prize packs. Each prize pack contains a t-shirt and a movie poster. To enter to win, simply fill out the form at the bottom of this post. Winners will be selected and notified via email on June 4th. This contest is open to residents of the United States only.
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They have been trained to meet danger head-on, to execute vital strategic maneuvers while piloting jets at tremendous speeds. Then after a series of fatal accidents, a close-knit squadron of male Navy pilots begins to splinter—and becomes the focus of a criminal investigation. As a government agent digs to uncover the cause of the accidents, two of the pilots find themselves on the brink of a secret, forbidden relationship. Their suspected affair is exposed…and the squadron is engulfed in an incendiary scandal that will challenge each man’s notions of friendship, love, honor and courage.
Available On-Demand and in select theaters June 6! Check your local listings.
The Burning Blue prize pack includes a t-shirt and a movie poster.
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