Honeytrap is a tragic teen romance, set in South London and inspired by true events. It tells the story of fifteen-year-old Layla who gets sucked into gang activity and sets up the boy who’s in love with her to be killed.
Directors Rebecca Johnson
Starring Jessica Sula, Lucien Laviscount, Ntonga Mwanza
Subtitles None Available
Audio Languages English
Set in Brixton, South London and inspired by true events, HONEYTRAP tells the story of 15-year-old Layla, who sets up the boy in love with her to be killed. SKINS alumnus Jessica Sula gives a star-making performance as Layla, perfectly capturing the agonising contradiction of Layla’s choice, caught between local top boy Troy (Lucien Laviscount) and loyal but low status friend Shaun (Ntonga Mwanza). Writer/Director Rebecca Johnson makes her feature debut with a rarely seen female perspective on gang culture, as Layla negotiates becoming a woman in an unforgiving, hyper-masculine world. Tense, shocking and incredibly moving film is a true tour de force.