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‘Skin Deep’s’ Schaad Brothers Talk Taking the Dystopia Out of Body Swap Movies and Their Queer Lion Win at the Venice Film Festival

'Skin Deep' director Alex Schaad and his brother, co-writer and star Dimitrij, discuss their body swap feature and their unexpected Queer Lion win.

The premiere was already a dream come true for the brothers; then they won the Queer Lion, a prize voted for by a jury of critics and journalists to recognize festival selections with LGBTQ themes. We did not want to make any assumptions or kinds of statements that we cannot fully stand behind,” director Alex Schaad tells Variety, accompanied by a German interpreter. “Skin Deep” focuses on a heterosexual couple — Tristan (Jonas Dassler) and Leyla (Mala Emde) — embarking on an island excursion hosted by a clan of friendly, swinging body swappers.

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