Ben Hozie on Romantic Love in the Erotic Drama PVT Chat [Exclusive Interview]

Ben Hozie
Ben Hozie directed PVT Chat that stars Julia Fox.

Many men often fantasize about webcam girls on the Internet. Not only they are turned on by their favorite cam girl, some may even fall for the girl spending hundreds and thousands of dollars on them. Alas, it’s only a fantasy.

In PVT Chat, the film follows a man’s obsession with following a cam girl and falling in love with her. With the Internet walls broken down, the idea of having a relationship with a cam girl may not be as simple and overly complicated.

Peter Vack (Bully) and Julia Fox (Uncut Gems) star in this romantic drama. Ben Hozie directed and wrote the film.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Jack is a lonely Internet gambler living in New York City. He quickly becomes fixated on Scarlet, a cam girl from San Francisco. As Jack learns more about Scarlet, he discovers her unrealized talent as a painter and begins to fall hard for her. His obsession reaches a boiling point when fantasy materializes in reality and Jack sees Scarlet on a rainy street in New York City Chinatown. While Scarlet is clearly hiding her whole truth, milking Jack’s wallet in the process, she also seems to develop genuine feelings for him. Jack has to find out if their emotional connection real or is he just being taken for a ride?

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with director and writer Ben Hozie about the film. We talked about the production of recreating chat rooms on the computer, graphic scenes, and technically Julia Fox’s film in production before her breakout role in Uncut Gems.

Ben Hozie is an independent filmmaker and leader of the art-rock band Bodega. His first film Annunciation is mixed footage of Occupy Wall Street with three short narratives. Also, he directed The Lion’s Den, a comedy of errors.

PVT Chat releases in theaters today with a VOD and Digital HD release on February 9.

For pre-sale/ticket link: https://watch.laemmle.com/videos/pvtchat/601239c06d422c000159e9fc

Soundtrack link: https://pvtchat.bandcamp.com/album/pvt-tape

Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Darkstar Pictures

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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