A strip club owner is unexpectedly finding herself in over her head when a 25-year-old debt to the mafia comes back to haunt her. Actress Rosemary Hochschild’s title protagonist is determinedly fighting to maintain her livelihood when actor Roger Guenveur Smith’s mob boss tries to enforce his claim over the club in the new crime drama, ‘The Queen of Hollywood Blvd.’ To highlight that enforcement, ShockYa is debuting an exclusive clip from the film, which is titled ‘Duke Comes For the Club.’
Dark Star Pictures has acquired the North American rights to ‘The Queen of Hollywood Blvd.’ The distribution company will be releasing the drama in L.A. theaters next Friday, October 12, and then On Demand on October 16. The official distribution comes after the movie premiered at the Boston Underground Film Festival earlier this year.
Orson Oblowitz made his feature film writing, directorial and producing debuts on ‘The Queen of Hollywood Blvd.’ In addition to Hochschild and Smith, the drama also stars Ana Mulvoy Ten and the late Michael Parks in his final film appearance.
“Director Orson Oblowitz’s feature debut is a wild ride through the underbelly of Los Angeles, blending genres in a shocking fashion and firmly establishing himself as a new promising talent,” said Dark Star Pictures President Michael Repsch. “Playing like a lovechild of John Waters and Quentin Tarantino, ‘The Queen of Hollywood Blvd’ will resonate with audiences for years to come.”
“We are really excited to have found a home at Dark Star Pictures for ‘The Queen of Hollywood Blvd,'” said Oblowitz. “Michael Repsch is a true lover of film, devoted to getting great cinema to the masses. We knew our movie needed a distributor that was going to nurture it, as well as help set it apart in a saturated market place. Dark Star is that company.”
Dark Star Pictures has released the following synopsis for ‘The Queen of Hollywood Blvd’:
On her 60th birthday, Mary (Hochschild) finds her past coming back to haunt her, as a 25-year-old debt means the mob is ready to collect with interest, and their sights are set on the strip club she has run all her life. There’s only one thing she can do: Mount her defenses and stand her ground in a spiral of violence and revenge that will leave no one in her life untouched.