London-set ‘Stud Life’ is a sexy, young, cool, and gay British urban romance that pays homage to Spike Lee’s ‘She Gotta Have It’. It is the only new British film to be screening at the British Film Institute London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival this year.
Written and directed by Campbell X Stud Life is about JJ, a Black Lesbian, who is also a ‘Stud’. Together with her best friend, Seb a white gay pretty boy, they work as wedding photographers. Their clients are wide, weird and wonderful. JJ and Seb are both looking for love but in the wrong places. So, when JJ falls in love with the beautiful diva ‘Elle’, JJ and Seb’s friendship is tested for the first time as ‘JJ’ has to chose between her hot new lover and her best mate.
The film’s website describes the film so: “Stud Life takes the viewer into a slice of life of an urban gay scene where casual sex, and drug taking is not treated as deviant behaviour. Where gender is up for grabs but desire follows very strict rules. Where violence can be part of sex as well as random attacks on the street. JJ and Seb inhabit a world where white queers are familiar with Black street culture and reject the mainstream “G.A.Y” world. This is Stud Life.”