A kid questioning their gender swaps bodies with a beloved babysitter, leading to a hilarious quest across NYC to get back to the way things were and imagine the way things could be
East Coast Premiere.
Melanie’s last afternoon babysitting 9-year-old gender-questioning Johnny takes an inexplicable, unpredictable, and absolutely hilarious turn – her body is inhabited by Johnny’s spirit. Now, Johnny gets to live as Melanie for a day, which seems fun at first but soon becomes a rollercoaster of emotions as Johnny navigates the NYC subway system, prospective boyfriends, and delivering a baby.
Featuring indelible comic performances by Colby Minifie (THE BOYS) and newcomer Tre Ryder, as well as a laugh-out-loud script, HOMEBODY subverts the playful structures of FREAKY FRIDAY and BIG, crafting something entirely new and affirming in the process.
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film
This film will be followed by a Q&A with Director Joseph Sackett, Producer Joy Jorgenson, and Cast Colby Minifie
Cast: Colby Minifie, Tre Ryder, Maria Dizzia, Whitmer Thomas, Jasmin Walker, Purva Bedi, Julian Cihi, Zoe Chao
Presented in partnership with NYU Production Lab and Rooftop Films