Pedro (Shico Menegat) is living a precarious life in Brazil. Staying with his sister, he’s withdrawn, recuperating from severe homophobic bullying. Yet at night, he’s a successful webcam model, known for his trademark act with neon paint. The internet opens a new part of him, letting him connect with other gay men. Yet when performer Leo (Bruno Fernandes) starts biting his style, he’s drawn into a rivalry-cum-romance.
Unashamedly erotic, Hard Paint explores the place where sex and commerce collide. Marcio Reolon and Filipe Matzembacher’s film has visual flair and a healthy compassion for its imperfect characters.
BBFC rated 18 - strong sex, nudity