Papi Chulo

Papi Chulo

John Butler

  • Director: John Butler
    Starring: Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patiño, Elena Campbell-Martinez
    Release Date: Fri 07 Jun 2019
  • 15A
  • 99


Cast adrift in Los Angeles, Sean – a lonely TV weatherman – drives past a middle-aged Latino migrant worker standing outside a hardware store looking for work. He decides to hire this kind-looking man – to be his friend. Sean is young, gay and white; Ernesto, portly, straight and married. Despite having nothing in common and the language barrier, they build a sort of friendship – until Sean becomes consumed with a deeper obsessive need.

Papi Chulo is a comedy about loneliness and the desire to find connection across clear racial and socio-economic lines.