I tried watching “Wild Tigers” back in 2007, when I was starting college, but just couldn’t get into it. I’m glad Altered Innocence re-released it in multiple formats, with a beautiful new transfer. The movie sits at this important, transitionary phase in indie films, and with gay and trans acceptance, in the mid-2000s.
The sense of angst and longing here is striking. And the lead actor, playing our teenaged protagonist, Logan, has a strong on-screen presence. The experimental aesthetic and structure sometimes obscure, rather than explicate, Logan’s coming to terms with their queerness. But we needed this movie to lay the groundwork for future LGBT movies. I’m glad it exists.