Nicole Maines’ first-ever movie, Bit, is set to be released digitally on Friday, April 24th.
Written and directed by Brad Elmore, the comedy-horror film stars the Supergirl actress as Laurel, a young trans girl fresh off her high school graduation in small-town Oregon. Desperate to find a like-minded community, Laurel hits the road for Los Angeles where she crashes with her big brother.
On her first night out in the city, Laurel attends a warehouse party and befriends a mysterious group of punk feminist women, led by Duke (Goliath’s Diana Hopper). Laurel is delighted to have found her people so quickly, but her life turns upside down when one of them bits her neck and feeds on her blood. Realizing that she might have been turned into a vampire, Laurel confronts the group that have wronged her and is given a choice: go back to her boring life or join the ultra-cool vampire squad.
As revealed in the trailer above, Laurel’s top concern is whether or not the group kills innocent people. And when Duke answers that they do kill people “indiscriminately,” the gang’s newest recruit is forced to reevaluate her morality. Interestingly, since killing is allowed, the squad’s No. 1 rule is not to turn any man into a vampire as “men can’t handle power.”
In addition to Maines and Hopper, Bit also stars M.C. Gainey (Django Unchained), Friday Chamberlain (The Fate of the Furious), James Paxton (Eyewitness), Zolee Griggs (Adam Knows Everything) Greg Hill (Operation Finale), and newcomer Char Diaz.
Premiered at the Inside Out 2019 Toronto LGBT Film Festival last May, the movie received a lot of accolades across the genre festival circuit that year, including a Grand Jury Award for Maines at L.A. Outfest. Earlier this year, Maines also got a Queerties nomination for her performance in the film.