At long last, Sugar, a moving film about youth homelessness, is coming out on DVD, iTunes and VUDU on May 6. If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend one of these screenings, here’s your chance to have it for your own. I understand HULU and Amazon will have it shortly after May 6, and then on June 4 you can find it for rental on Cable VOD, across Cox, Comcast and Verizon FIOS.
Based on true events, Sugar is the story of a young girl coping with PTSD on the streets of Venice, California. She survives on the fringes of society with her outcast friends, running from the torments of her past. Her new world begins to crumble when her uncle finds her through a social worker, forcing her to confront the demons she’s been trying to escape for the past two years. Sugar takes a realistic look at what forces so many of our youth on to the streets and what they go through to survive. It is not a story of redemption, it is a story of reality. I share the screen with Shenae Grimes (90210, Degrassi), Corbin Bleu (High School Musical, DWTS 2013), Marshall Allman (True Blood, Blue Like Jazz, Hostage), Angus Macfadyen (Braveheart, Saw 3, We Bought a Zoo), and Nastassja Kinski (Cat People, Tess, Saviour.) Have you seen it? What do you think?