Romeo and Juliet becomes an interracial lesbian romance in ‘With a Kiss I Die’

If you like the Greek Isles, Rome and Juliet, and vampires, then you might like ‘With a Kiss I Die’, which combines all three. Plus, and we buried the lead here  – there’s an interracial lesbian romance!

Filmed on the gorgeous Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini,  ‘With a Kiss I Die’ tells the story of Juliet Capulet (of Shakespearean fame) who is plucked from death and turned into a vampire. She is forced to live all eternity without her sweet Romeo. Now, 800 years later, Juliet meets a young woman who captures her heart again. But Juliet’s new family, headed by a blood-thirsty patriarch, disapproves of the pairing. Juliet must once again choose between love and family obligations, terrified that repeating her past mistakes will lead to even more tragedy.  
Directed by Ronnie Khalil – a well-known Arab-American comedian/ filmmaker named one of the “40 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40 – the film stars Ella Kweku (Juliet Capulet) and newcomer Paige Emerson (Farryn), as well as top Greek actors from stage and screen George Kopsidas (Amaltheo) and Iaonnis Papazisis (cousin).
Infusing new blood into a Shakespearean Classic, the film explores what it’s like to lose someone you love, the sense of guilt of falling in love again and the realization that love and loss are all part of life, and that a life without love is no life at all.
The film is a modern take on “Romeo and Juliet” and in this version, Juliet is not only cast as a black lead (playing a historically white character)  but is as well in a lesbian interracial romance.

With A Kiss I Die – Official Trailer from VALDESIGA on Vimeo.

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