"It employed so many trans people, and so it’s hard to hate on it,” said AJ Mattioli, a transgender filmmaker based in Brooklyn. “But it’s a film that shows another cis white male heterosexual doing what he needs to do to manipulate a woman.” '
"Mattioli is hard at work to bring queer art to the forefront . . . the New York-based director and producer makes it a priority to create the art that LGBTQ+ people need in our current era of political despair."