ComingSoon.net is proud to debut an exclusive clip from Who’s on Top? The mountain climbing documentary, which releases May 18, focuses on a team of LGBTQ+ climbers that decide to climb Mount Hood. The film goes beyond the mountain and also goes into the challenges that LGBTQ+ climbers face within the community. It’s narrated by Star Trek alum George Takei.
Check out the official synopsis below:
Who’s on Top? is a feature-length documentary that shines a spotlight on a diverse group of the LGBTQ+ community to challenge stereotypes about gender and sexuality in outdoor recreation. Historically excluded and ostracized as not belonging to the adventurer community, the climbers tackle not only a mountain, but assumptions about who they are and how they belong to the world of outdoor sports. This film portrays a journey like no other, a never-before-told story about what makes LGBTQ+ folks both distinct and connected, facing physical, mental and societal obstacles.
“While working as a ski instructor on Mount Hood, I became fascinated by the ways in which different people react to the challenges posed by nature’s extremes,” explained director Devin Fei-Fan Tau. “Over time I realized that cultural attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community painted a picture of us as being unfit for that challenge. The idea for Who’s on Top? grew out of my desire to allow my community to tell our own story, rather than being silenced.”
The documentary will be available to stream on May 18 and distributed by Passion River Films.
“We are proud to get the opportunity to present Who’s on Top? to audiences,” said Passion River Films head of sales and acquisitions Josh Levin. “Devin Fei-Fan Tau’s film beautifully captures the essence of his subjects’ courage — the courage to be themselves, to face daunting challenges, to live their lives on their terms, to push themselves to their limits and to stand up to hate. And I can’t believe we get to work with George Takei! We look forward to sharing Who’s on Top? to audiences worldwide.”
Check out our exclusive Who’s on Top? clip below: