‘Goat’ Trailer 1 Shows The Dark of College Fraternities

Fraternities have become somewhat a controversial topics in The States for sometime now. It was probably time someone actually tried to showcase the dark side of it.

Paramount has released the first trailer for Goat. Based on Brad Land‘s memoir of the same name, the drama takes a look into the testosterone filled hyper masculine world of fraternities. The film in particular deals with Hazing also known as “Hell Week”, an event where an individual is harassed, abused and humiliated as a ritual of initiation.

Ben Schnetzer plays Brad Land, a young 19 year old who wants to get into a college fraternity which his brother Brett (Nick Jonas) is already a part of. But what he isn’t prepared for some disturbing events heading up his way which will test his strength and deem him fit for the frat.

The film premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it received critical praise for its gritty portrayal of the issue and the scars they leave. Schnetzer and Jonas were also lauded for their efforts.

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The film is directed by Andrew Neel and written by David Gordon Green and Mike Robert. The film also stars James Franco, Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty, Virginia Gardner, and Jake Pickling.

Goat will be released in theaters in NY, LA & select cities and VOD on September 23rd.

Read the official synopsis below:

Reeling from a terrifying assault over the summer, 19-year-old Brad Land (Ben Schnetzer) starts college determined to get his life back to normal. His brother, Brett (Nick Jonas), is already established on campus and with a fraternity that allures Brad with its promise of protection, popularity, and life-long friendships. Brad is desperate to belong but as he sets out to join the fraternity his brother exhibits reservations, a sentiment that threatens to divide them. As the pledging ritual moves into hell week, a rite that promises to usher these unproven boys into manhood, the stakes violently increase with a series of torturous and humiliating events.  What occurs in the name of ‘brotherhood’ tests both boys and their relationship in brutal ways.

Directed by Andrew Neel (King Kelly, Darkon ), co-written by Neel, David Gordon Green and Mike Roberts, based on the acclaimed memoir by Brad Land, GOAT provides a searing portrayal of masculinity, violence and brotherhood. The film is produced by Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa with Rabbit Bandini’s James Franco and Vince Jolivette.

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Kenneth Sequeira

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