Kissing Walls: Season 2

Director: Zak Payne
2019 | USA | 70m
Expected Guests: Director Zak Payne, Actor Nathaniel Tenenbaum, Producer Caleb Reese

Set in the rapidly gentrifying gayborhood of Chicago, two misfit roommates struggle in the local dating scene as they search for happiness. Despite his best efforts, commitment-phobic Cameron finds himself falling for one half of a couple he’s been sleeping with. James, on the other hand, is anxiously trying to convince people to come see his nightclub act after weathering a bad breakup. When a chance encounter with a florist sparks romantic interest, James has to decide if he’s ready for a new relationship.

Through it all, James and Cameron have each other’s back as they navigate the indignities of everyday life. No sophomore slump in sight, the second season of Zak’s Payne’s Kissing Walls is as hilarious and addictive as the first season (which screened at Frameline42). Full of sharp dialogue and lively performances, join us for the continuation of this hip, refreshing episodic with a distinctly queer, Black lens.


Kissing Walls: Season 2 is a recipient of a Frameline Completion Fund Grant.

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Oakland LGBTQ Community Center

  • Premiere Status: West Coast