Same-Sex Ballroom Dance Film “Hot to Trot” Coming on February 5 from First Run Features

On February 5, First Run Features is releasing the award-winning and crowd-pleasing documentary Hot to Trot (DVD: $24.95). Offering a deep-dive look inside the fascinating but little-known world of same-sex competitive ballroom dance, director Gail Freedman’s lively, poignant film follows an international cast of four magnetic men and women over several years, on and off the dance floor, as they journey to the quadrennial Gay Games. Along the way, dancing is revealed to be both a means of overcoming personal hardships—from drug addiction to familial rifts—and a joyous opportunity to merge passionate artistic expression with proud sexual identity.