Two queer Irish high schoolers hatch the perfect plan to get their families and bullies off of their backs – become each other's beards!
This outrageous 1990s-set Irish satire centers on closeted queer high-schoolers Eddie (Fionn O’Shea, NORMAL PEOPLE) and Amber (Lola Petticrew), who hatch a perfect plan to get their bullies and families off of their backs — pretend to date each other and become each other’s beards! What follows is a funny, moving, and soul-searching film about growing up gay in a homophobic society. Featuring familiar faces such as Sharon Horgan (CATASTROPHE), this tale of queer kinship features a wonderful sense of visual comedy, brilliant costume design, and an outcast friendship dynamic reminiscent of THE END OF THE F**KING WORLD. DATING AMBER successfully shows that while fleeting romantic love is nice, sometimes the deep power of friendship can transform us most of all.
Cast: Fionn O'Shea, Lola Petticrew, Sharon Horgan, Barry Ward
Writer: David Freyne
Part of The 32nd Annual New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival