The shade isn’t the only deadly thing on Fire Island—at least in Last Ferry, a thriller premiering on Netflix this Wednesday, March 11.
Written by Ramon O. Torres and directed by Jaki Bradley, the story follows Joseph (Torres), a young lawyer living in Harlem who decides to make his inaugural pilgrimage to Fire Island, “desperately seeking romance and community.”
But he finds, as it were, more than he bargained for:
Only trouble is, it’s April, the thick of the off-season, and the island is dead. Joseph does meet a cute boy—but only to realize he is a mugger who has drugged him to steal his belongings. During his impaired state, he witnesses a murder and narrowly escapes the grasp of the murderer.
He awakes in The Pines, under the care of Cameron and his friends. As Joseph integrates into the group and begins to fall for Cameron, he forgets about what he witnessed when he was drugged—only for the murderer to reemerge right under his nose.
What is it about gaycation paradises that brings out the murderer in people?
Below, check out the trailer for Last Ferry, which made its way around the festival circuit last year and hits Netflix this week.