(L-R): Cameron Duckett, Nicole Dambro and Peter Mayer-Klepchick appear in writer-director-producer Anderson Cowan’s comedy-drama, ‘Groupers.’

Presenting important cultural and personal issues in a thought-provoking and entertaining way that will resonate with audiences is vital for any film in modern society. The new movie, ‘Groupers,’ is doing just that in an equally dark and humorous way, as it explores whether people have a choice in determining their sexuality. In honor of the comedy-drama’s upcoming theatrical distribution by Global Digital Releasing next month, ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from the project, which is titled ‘Who Is Orin?’

Producer Anderson Cowan made his feature film writing and directorial debuts with ‘Groupers.’ The movie stars Nicole Dambro, Peter Mayer-Klepchick, Cameron Duckett and Jesse Pudles. The comedy-drama is set to open in Los Angeles on Friday, September 27, and expand to other cities in the following weeks.

‘Groupers’ follows two all-American high school jocks, Brad and Dylan (Mayer-Klepchick and Duckett), who are out for a night on the town when they are approached by the beautiful and seductive Meg (Dambro) at a local bar. Ready for what they hope will be a night to remember, the guys are subsequently kidnapped and drugged. When they awake, they’re tied up face-to-face in an abandoned pool in the middle of nowhere.

Absurdity and insanity ensue as when it’s revealed that Orin (Pudles), Meg’s overly flamboyant younger brother, has been the target of Brad and Dylan’s homophobic bullying. Meg also shares that she’s actually a grad student who plans to perform a psychological and somewhat sadistic experiment on the jocks as part of her thesis, which poses the question of whether or not homosexuality is a choice.

For more information on ‘Groupers,’ visit the film’s official website, as well as its Facebook page.

'Groupers' - Exclusive Clip - 'Who Is Orin?'
'Groupers' - Exclusive Clip - 'Who Is Orin?'

ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from writer-director-producer Anderson Cowan's comedy-drama, 'Groupers.'

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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