Preview: Keep the Lights On (2012)


A gay man finds love with a bisexual drug addict who doesn't quite understand how to support his new flame and seems to be actively attempting to destroy it.

  • Poster: C-


While I'm a fan of using color for unexpected and non-traditional meanings, in poster design, the selection of color has meaning even if it isn't intended. Using a yellowish filter for the design suggests our protagonist is cowardly in some way. While I can see a bit of that in the trailer, a more sorrowful color, such as blue, might have been a better option, especially considering how bland the image selected is.

  • Trailer: C+


The story has been told many times and many ways and twisting it around to a gay relationship doesn't make it seem newer. It might be worth checking out, but from the looks of the trailer, it's not going to find much interest outside of a very small community.

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Release Date:

  • September 7, 2012