Lesbian Romance ‘Below Her Mouth’ Gets Release Date From Gunpowder & Sky (EXCLUSIVE)

Below Her Mouth
Courtesy of Gunpowder & Sky

Gunpowder & Sky Distribution has acquired the U.S. rights to romance “Below Her Mouth,” and is planning an April 28 release in theaters and on VOD, Variety has learned exclusively.

Shot with an entirely female crew, the film tells the story of an unexpected romance between two women whose passionate connection changes their lives forever. “Below Her Mouth” stars Natalie Krill and Erika Linder. Krill plays a successful fashion editor living with her fiancé, played by Sebastian Pigott, who meets a roofer who pursues her.

April Mullen directed from a script by Stephanie Fabrizi. The movie is a Serendipity Point production in association with Distant Horizon. It’s produced by Melissa Coghlan, shot by Maya Bankovic, edited by Michelle Szemberg and scored with music composed by Noia.

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and went on to screen at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Mar Del Plata International Film Festival, and Goteborg Film Festival.

“‘Below Her Mouth’ offers a fresh, raw and honest look into the electrifying connection between two people through the female gaze,” said Mullen. “I’m thrilled to share the film with U.S. audiences and celebrate love is love.”

Linzee Troubh of Cinetic negotiated the sale with Jake Hanly of Gunpowder & Sky, the digital content studio backed by AT&T-Chernin Group’s Otter Media.

Gunpowder & Sky acquired full control of Supergravity Pictures, the startup in which it had previously held a minority investment, earlier this year. G&S last fall acquired independent content sales and distribution company FilmBuff. The company was founded in 2015 by Van Toffler, former CEO of Viacom’s Music Group, and Floris Bauer, former head of corporate development and strategy at Endemol, together with Otter Media.

Watch the official trailer from Canada’s Elevation Pictures:


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  1. Many comments here are bigoted, theocratic and hateful.

  2. pashley says:

    This is the reason that the last movie I saw was Smoky and the Bandit Two.

  3. voiceofreasonoriginal says:

    So, it’s like girl-on-girl porn withoutmthe good parts??

  4. Jimmy says:

    A disgrace. I hope it is a MAJOR failure.

  5. bill-a-bob says:

    Why no lesbians of color

  6. Nine14six says:

    I’ve never come across a female roofer, and I’ve been around the construction trades a looong time.

  7. Paul Little says:

    Just more hollywood garbage

  8. Dreaded Parakeet says:

    So, the L word remake. OK.

  9. DK says:

    I’ll get a copy in the $2 bin in a few months!!!!

  10. Rob Bennett says:

    And the Demographic for this movie will be: Guys who want their Female on Female Sex on the big screen instead of their computers and wannabe lesbians.

  11. Joe Boltonn says:

    Like Every new movie about the Vietnam war, Every new movie about lesbians is promoted as if it were the first movie to REALLY deal with the subject. It’s 2017.. they’ve made a thousand movies on this topic, from every possible perspective…including all female production crew (for lesbian, not Vietnam films). Give the originality award to “Maedchen in Uniform” , not the producers of this “Blue…Color” wanna be…

  12. Spyke Drallab says:

    Word to the wise, if you are a guy, don’t go to this movie hoping to meet your future wife.

  13. mw says:

    Sounds just like “Bound” from 1996, two lesbians, one a handyman, and a boyfriend. Also with female directors. I guess no mob money involved in the plot though.

  14. Sam says:

    Can you say “box office bomb”?

  15. r henry says:

    I have no interest in exploring lesbian relationships, and will therefore skip this film

  16. Jason Burnstein says:

    What an abomination !

  17. msmacadoo says:

    Been watching Lesbian Flicks at adult theaters since the 70s. Nothing new here except that bad watered down soft porn has become mainstream TV vogue. YAWN!

  18. Captain Sam says:

    And, it will probably even win a few Oscars. Expect to hear a cacophony of “brave”, “courageous”, “stunning”, and “passionate” exclamations.

    • E. H. Probst says:

      Ever notice how feminist-themed movies win all kinds of awards and get all kinds of air time on things like NPR and then die a quick death at the box office?

  19. Perhaps, here is a movie deliberately “all-female” (sexist) with two white female leading characters is an example of why filmmaking doesn’t change but shifts. The trailer suggests a lesbian seducing a heterosexual female into a bi-sexual relationship because…this is what men want to see. In fact, the movie appears less pro-gay and more anti-hetero. Voyeuristic–for straight men and adventurous women, of course–the two actresses read their lines like rank amateurs rather than breathe their words as actual human beings.

  20. Davey Wogg says:

    Sounds like something I would have seen on the Marquee at my local adult film cinema when I was a kid. It’s always interesting to see what they had ready to go… I’ve heard the new television season features a lot of cannibalism.

  21. cwon14 says:

    This will be on Netflix in about a month.

  22. Mike says:

    Not another one.

  23. rick says:

    WoW…lesbians…..so 2003…

  24. GB says:

    Expected total box office: $17,450, worldwide.

  25. John Harrow says:

    Unless you just need a tax loss I don’t recommend investing.

  26. Whore2culture says:

    Double the T&A.
    I vote yes.

  27. Bic Bickel says:

    Wait for this to be required curriculum for third graders very soon.

    Hope and Change is alive and well!

  28. Whatever happened to diversity??/ Only white woman?? Terrible Terrible Terrible…

  29. James says:

    How low can you go?

  30. jameswlee2014 says:

    The people who made this movie have never heard of diversity and inclusiveness??? Another racist flick.

  31. Are there any lingerie catfights in the movie?

  32. Lisa Vergara says:

    Direct to video soft porn…how original

  33. Billie Jean King says:

    Whatever it cost to make, stand by to lose money.

  34. John says:

    So it’s about how a woman cheats on her fiancé to become a lesbian? That’s a love story? The woman betrays her fiancé! She goes behind his back and lies to him! Wow. I am surprised any lesbian or gay group would be behind this. It paints them in a very bad light.

  35. Consider your culture fully Marxfied (radicalized). All downhill from here.

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