“I feel at its core it is truly original. In a movie like Airplane, the characters find themselves in a very serious situation, but it’s filled with jokes. Butt Boy is the opposite…The premise is the joke itself and it plays it straight all the way until the end.” Director, co-writer and star of Butt Boy, Tyler Cornack.
Desrcibed as “an absurd comedy thriller”, Butt Boy was a breakout hit at Fantastic Fest 2019. Here’s the brief synopsis:
“After a child goes missing, a newly sober detective suspects that his sponsor has a super power that makes animals, objects, and humans disappear in his butt.”
Need more information? (If that was already too much information, leave now.) Here’s the trailer, with the full synopsis below.
“Chip Gutchel (Cornack), a bored IT Engineer, has an awakening after a routine prostate exam. What starts as a harmless rectal kink, soon grows into a dangerous addiction as he becomes responsible for a missing child. Chip eventually buries his desires in Alcoholics Anonymous and tries to move on with his life.
Years later, he becomes the sponsor of Russel Fox, a newly sober detective. After Chip relapses, Russel is brought in to investigate another missing child at Chip’s office. Russel begins to suspect that Chip’s addiction may not be to alcohol, but something much more sinister. It’s up to Russel now to prove that Chip uses his butt to make people disappear. But who’s going to believe his wild theory?”
A fellow critic who was recommending it to me described it as having “a weird Michael Mann vibe with added absurdity” and you can see that in the trailer.
It’s on at Glasgow Film Festival as part of its FrightFest programming on 7 March and is in selected US cinemas on 3 April, VOD on 14 April, and DVD and blu-ray on 28 April.
Butt Boy also stars Tyler Rice, Shelby Dash and Angela Jones. It’s co-written by Ryan Koch.