The sexy crime thriller RUB is coming out in the United States and UK on August 1 on all major video-on-demand and digital platforms. Written and directed by Christopher Fox, RUB follows a lonely incel whose visit to a massage parlor has consequences he never anticipated.
RUB premiered at the Big Apple Film Festival and Fox took home the Best Director Award at the 2023 Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Madrid, and Best Feature at the Long Island Film Expo (LIIFE).
Micah Spayer portrays Neal, a lonely everyman opposite Jennifer Figuereo (Lola) as a sex worker with whom he forms an unlikely bond. Westley Barrington Artope (The Get Down) and PJ Landers (Kingpin) round out the key cast. Fox’s Stupid Ears Films produced RUB in conjunction with Cellar Door Films, and Charlie Comparetto and Antoine Allen served as executive producers. "RUB is a film for anyone who’s struggled with feeling like an outsider," Fox shared. "Writing the script in 2020 and coming out of the pandemic, mental health has been an issue across all walks of society and I wanted to tell a different kind of love story."