Feature Film Program

NewFest: Homebody

A kid questioning their gender swaps bodies with a beloved babysitter, leading to a hilarious quest across NYC to get back to the way things were and imagine the way things could be.



Wed Oct 20 7:30 PM

The Film


Joseph Sackett | US | 75

Melanie’s last afternoon babysitting 9-year-old gender-questioning Johnny takes an inexplicable, unpredictable, and absolutely hilarious turn – her body is inhabited by Johnny’s spirit. Now, Johnny gets to live as Melanie for a day, which seems fun at first but soon becomes a rollercoaster of emotions as Johnny navigates the NYC subway system, prospective boyfriends, and delivering a baby.

Featuring indelible comic performances by Colby Minifie (The Boys) and newcomer Tre Ryder, as well as a laugh-out-loud script, Homebody subverts the playful structures of Freaky Friday and Big, crafting something entirely new and affirming in the process.

Event Details

7:30 PM
Doors Open

The show presented in partnership with