Down Low and The Young Wife Premiere at SXSW 2023March 15, 2023
This week, Down Low and The Young Wife premiered to rave reviews at the 2023 SXSW Film & TV Festival. Running from March 10–19, filmmakers and festival attendees are in Austin to celebrate the convergence of the tech, film, and music industries across a variety of programming formats and special events. Below are a handful of noteable reactions.
The Young Wife
The story of a young woman grappling with the meaning of love in the face of an uncertain world, "The Young Wife" is a sunny day panic attack and a wholly new take on the wedding film following her over the course of her “non-wedding” day.
SXSW 2023 Review: Tayarisha Poe’s “The Young Wife” Has Plenty of Wisdom https://t.co/rOyVcNO27a— Moveable Fest (@MoveableFest) March 15, 2023
The Young Wife is not only a movie , but an invite to the best kind of gathering of friends and family that feels so welcoming that when it’s over you don’t want to return to the real world , what a vision from Tayarisha Poe and performance from Kiersey Clemons #SXSW— Brian Taylor @SXSW (@BTnTHX) March 12, 2023
Enamored with Tayarisha Poe’s THE YOUNG WIFE and the way she portrays young women grappling with uncertainty amidst chaos. Incredible psychedelic/retro production and costume design, crackling script, and a cast who’s all in on this world’s heightened reality. What vision. #SXSW pic.twitter.com/zIzeuWML7v— Katie Carter @ #SXSW (@katiel_carter) March 12, 2023
"Down Low" is an outrageous comedy about one wild night, a deeply repressed man, the twink who gives him a happy ending and all the lives they ruin along the way…
‘Down Low’ Review: Gay Heartthrob Lukas Gage Gives Zachary Quinto One Hell of a Happy Ending https://t.co/QMknUsrAHs— Variety (@Variety) March 14, 2023