As if the tropical locale of Tampa, Florida, needed to look even more inviting, writer/director Rob Williams decided to set a murder mystery there, in a loft complex where gorgeous gay men gather around the pool. What could go wrong? Well, besides someone dying.
Singer Tom Goss stars as singer Justin Jaymes. The sexy but obnoxious twink manages to attract and offend almost every man he encounters. When his friends find him dead in the pool, how can they narrow down the long list of suspects?
Private investigator Jim Noble (Scott Sell) recently moved in and, with the police apparently not caring about the case, soon finds himself trying to track down Justin’s killer.
Anyone expecting a gory, gritty crime drama should look elsewhere. Williams delivers a fun mystery romp with eye candy and sharp wit. Out To Kill even includes some references to the classic black and white movies that obviously inspired it. Of course, this film is much more colorful than those classics, in more ways than one.
Actor, writer, and producer Rob Moretti contributes yet another engaging performance to gay cinema, this time as Gene Sherman. His charming demeanor promotes sympathy for the often unlikeable Justin. Another strong portrayal comes from Mark Strano as Vic Barnaby, but Vic likes Justin a little less. If everyone’s true nature starts to sound obvious, think again. Just expect twists, and an enjoyable movie.
Out To Kill is distributed by Guest House Films. Williams wrote and directed many other gay films, such as The Men Next Door, Long-Term Relationship, Back Soon, and Make the Yuletide Gay. Visit GuestHouseFilms.Com to read about his projects.