Syndicado has released a new US trailer and poster for the film Honey Bee, a fictionalized but realistic story about a young girl who is being trafficked for sex by a man she considers a boyfriend. The film stars Julia Sarah Stone, Martha Plimpton, Peter Outerbridge, Steven Love, and Michelle McLeod, and tells the story of “Natalie ‘Honey Bee’ Sorensen (Julia Sarah Stone), an underage truck stop prostitute trapped in a human trafficking ring until she is transplanted into foster care in remote Northern Ontario and forced to confront her identity.”
Many people don’t realize that this is a common story, and it begs to be told as many fight to battle against the human trafficking that takes place around the world. While this is fictionalized, it alludes to the real-life dangers encountered by people in similar situations.
Honey Bee is the directorial debut for Canadian documentary filmmaker Rama Rau (League of Exotique Dancers, No Place to Hide), and it was written by Bonnie Fairweather and Kathleen Hepburn. The film premiered at the Whistler Film Festival in 2018, and is getting a US VOD release this month. Check out the trailer and poster below, and watch Honey Bee on VOD on November 10th.