WATCH: Lesbian Biopic ‘Nyad’ Releases First Exclusive Clip Highlighting Queer Women’s Friendship

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Netflix has released an exclusive first clip for the queer biopic ‘Nyad’ highlighting the power of queer women’s friendship featuring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster.

The trailer for the anticipated sports biographical film for openly lesbian athlete Diana Nyad (played by Bening) was unveiled on Friday, September 1.

The clip establishes the deep friendship that Nyad and Bonnie Stoll (played by Foster) built over the years when Nyad announces to her friend over a game of ping pong that she plans to swim again from Cuba to Florida at the age of 60 after initially failing in 1978 when she was forced to quit after 42 hours due to massive waves. Nyad then asks Stoll to be her coach in her endeavor which makes Stoll apprehensive and skeptical.

Watch the teaser here:

‘Nyad’ is an upcoming film adaptation of the lesbian swimmer’s memoir titled ‘Find a Way’. It tells the story of how Nyad, in her old age, persevered to challenge the “Mount Everest” of swimming: a 110-mile marathon from Cuba to Florida. This feat gave way for Nyad to be recognized as the first person to complete the swim without a shark cage. 

Bening is an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and the mother to a trans son while Foster never formally came out per se but publicly thanked her then partner Cydney Bernard for her support when accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.

‘Nyad’ is directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. It was written by Julia Cox.

‘Nyad’ will screen in select cinemas on October 20 and will be available for streaming on Netflix starting November 3.

 

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