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Published on September 28th, 2021 | by Crystal Willis


‘Venus As a Boy’ Film is a Psychadelic Mosaic of Ego, Sensuality, Creativity and Race

Last Friday, Lost One’s Production Company hosted a red carpet Hollywood premiere of the premium on-demand independent film release of VENUS AS A BOY, a 2020 Tribeca Film Festival official selection written, directed by, and starring breakout star Ty Hodges and co-starring former Miss Universe star, Olivia Culpo.

The film orbits around the relatable millennial story of Hunter, a freewheeling artist who navigates heartbreak, addiction, and LA’s impossibly hip gallery scene. After refusing to sell a painting to an eager buyer, a chance encounter leads him to Ruby, a gorgeous and successful Instagram influencer reeling from the recent death of her father. Polar opposites attract and after spending an intimate weekend together, Hunter’s life is completely enmeshed with Ruby’s. VENUS AS A BOY offers a personal and poetic examination of masculine and feminine, ego and alter ego.

The movie is an artistic masterpiece of epic proportions, blending thought-provoking themes of sensuality, gender, racism and cultural appropriation, and more. Moreover, the film is a creative’s sensory binge-fest, sprinkled with the perfectly timed musical composition set to dynamic colors trips and dream-like tangents.

Check out the trailer:

More About Ty Hodges: 

Multi-hyphenate Ty Hodges is an Actor/Writer/Director/Musician of Barbadian and Trinidadian descent. Ty was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Miami, Florida.

Ty landed the starring role in Janet Jacksonʼs music video Go Deep (1997), then became a Disney actor for five years, most notably in the roles of Larry Beale in the Emmy-nominated “Even Stevens” (2000) and Larry Houdini in DON’T LOOK UNDER THE BED (1999).

In 2006, Ty added writing and directing to his repertoire with his award winning feature film MILES FROM HOMES (2006), which garnered film festival awards for writing, directing, and for his performance in the lead role. He has written and directed seven features since then: YOU, ME & THE CIRCUS (2011) for Omar Eppsʼ production company Brooklyn Works Films; VIDEO GIRL (2011) starring Meagan Good and Ruby Dee; CHARLIE, TREVOR AND A GIRL SAVANNAH (2015) starring Emily Meade; and A GIRL LIKE GRACE (2016), which stars Meagan Good, Garcelle Beauvais, Raven-Symoné, Romeo Miller, Paige Hurd, and Ryan Destiny.

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About the Author

Crystal Willis is an Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Entertainment Publicist and CEO of The Omni Firm. She is also a Transformational Life Coach and Founder of The Crysalis. Her personal story has been seen by millions of people on media outlets like Marie Claire Magazine, PBS, Blaze TV, Daily Signal and more.

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