Comedy megastar Louis C.K. is hosting a new documentary on his website called Check It, directed by Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer, and executive produced by Steve Buscemi. The film follows Check It, a group of LGBTQ kids in Washington D.C. who have formed a street gang to protect themselves from violence and harassment.
In a new trailer for the film, seen above, C.K. describes his hope that attaching his name to the project will give it a much wider reach. "If you're not going to the Albuquerque LGBTQ Festival, you're not going to see this movie... I think the more people see each other, the more people get each other. And I think that's a positive thing." Read C.K.'s full note on the film over at his website.
The film is available to own for $5 to download. It's unclear how much of the purchase price goes towards the filmmakers and subjects of Check It. The FADER has reached out for comment.
Check It originally premiered at last year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York City – read Rich Juzwiak's report on the evening for Gawker. Watch the original, C.K.-less trailer below.