Fraternity’s will always have a bad reputation. Whether it is their garish drunken antics or rape horror stories, the age of the all male frat being a noble institution is well and truly over.
One of the constant controversial elements of the frat is hazing. To even be considered in these groups of people, a “pledge” must undergo a series of disgusting and horrific acts to prove their worthiness. And are awfully punished when they decline.
Already critically acclaimed and causing a lot of buzz is goat…which has a brand new trailer. The film stars Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, and James Franco and revolves around Brad who, after a party, is the victim of a brutal attack. As his wounds heal, he enlists at a University and pledges to elite fraternity Phi Sigma Mu where he, once again, must face gruelling physical violence again to prove himself.
There are a lot of male ego centric films out there and a lot of films about fraternities. Could Goat balance the grim, macabre, and brutal elements with the light-heartedness?
Judging by this trailer, you can bet the former is there in bucket-loads…
GOAT IS OUT SEPTEMBER!