In the first trailer for Three Months, Troye Sivan makes a transformation from Australian pop star to Caleb, a teenager from South Florida whose coming-of-age experience is rocked to its core when he finds out he’s been exposed to HIV the day before he’s scheduled to walk across the stage at his high school graduation. The film arrives to Paramount+ on February 23.
The first look at Three Months introduces a slate of characters who play a role in Caleb’s understanding of the world as he waits 90 days for a definitive test result that could change his future entirely. In the meantime, Sivan’s character unexpectedly stumbles into a romantic encounter he couldn’t have seen coming but nevertheless finds understanding and comfort in.
The world built around this pivotal moment in Caleb’s life is soundtracked in the trailer by a new song from Sivan who, in the process of embodying this character for the duration of filming, has managed to translate the scope of emotions presented throughout the film into a snapshot of a musical moment.
“Accidental lover, what’d you do with all my common sense?” he questions in a new original song from the film’s soundtrack. Soon, he resolves: “I’m tired of living like I’m dying / Now I can find the silver lining.”
The dramedy will feature two new songs from Sivan who shared his latest single “Angel Baby” in September 2021. It also marks the singer and actor’s first official return to the film sector since 2018’s Boy Erased, where he portrayed a young man named Gary going through the motions at a gay conversion therapy assessment program. Sivan recorded the original song “Revelation” for the film and received nominations for Best Original Song at the Satellite Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.
The topical landscape of both films has long been a point of importance for Sivan in service of both raising awareness for and destigmatizing conversations around the realities of the LGBTQ+ community – one he has expressed through film, music, and activism.
“At its core, it’s a film about dismantling the shame around HIV and showing that it’s no longer a death sentence in our modern world with access to healthcare,” director Jared Frieder shared in a statement about Three Months. “It’s about a kid coming of age and realizing that the very things that make him different also make him indispensable and worthy of love. And perhaps most of all, it’s about what it’s like to wait.”