In LABEL ME, Waseem (Renato Schuch)—a gay-for-pay hustler from Syria—hooks up with German bourgeois Lars (Nikolaus Benda) in the latter’s Cologne apartment. The sex is good, but Lars is after a deeper connection, attempting to purchase through disclosure the one thing Waseem cannot afford to offer—his vulnerability.
This weekend, OUTFEST 2019 presents an encore screening of this immersive debut by Kai Kreuser.
Sunday, July 28, at 3 pm.
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Label Me, from top: Renato Schuch; Schuch (left) and Nikolaus Benda; Benda; Schuch. Images courtesy and © the director, the performers, Outfest, and the International Film School, Cologne.