‘This story isn’t just for rugby fans, or even gay people. It’s a story for anyone who has felt like they don’t belong or isn’t living the life they want to be living”.
And with this description – from Eammon Ashton-Atkinson, director of Kings Cross rugby club Steelers – we are SOLD. The two hot rugby dudes kissing didn’t exactly hurt either, but let’s not make it about that.
He continues: ‘I hope this film inspires people to try something they may have been afraid of giving a go before. The fact that Prime Video will beam this documentary into homes across the UK is incredible.
‘If this helps one person who may be suffering with their mental health, or helps someone from the LGBTQ+ community feel like they belong, then making this film will have all been worth it.’
The film tells the story of the Steelers as they compete against 60 other gay clubs in the Bingham Cup in Amsterdam. The main focus will be on three characters in the team, each of them showing how “this inclusive rugby community has helped people overcome their struggles in ways they never would have imagined.”
Steelers drops on Amazon Prime Video UK from April 16. Check out the trailer below: