Leading double lives and seeking redemption, three forsaken souls violently collide while drifting through an urban purgatory. Rhett, a homeless transgender man, tired of hopping from couch-to-couch craves stability and acceptance. His friend, Doyle, a gay drag queen, turning tricks for rent money, hatches a reckless blackmail scheme but needs Rhett’s help to pull it off. Their target is Ted, a corrupt lawyer running for District Attorney, consumed by his sociopathic tendencies and desperation to secretly sustain his illegal transgressions. Over one cold, winter night these three disparate people are shockingly changed forever.
From the award-winning filmmakers that brought you the web series, Once You Leave comes another dark drama rooted in the LGBTQIA+ community. Shot in Austin, TX over 19 intense days, during the winter holiday, once this feature film grabs you it clenches on until the bitter end.