by CHRIS WEIKEL
January 9 – February 2, 2019
THE FLEA 20 Thomas Street, New York, NY
The world can be unbearable when the school bully paints a target on your back.
That’s what the world is like for JT, a seemingly ordinary 16-year-old nerd. But JT has something big to hide, something he can’t tell anyone else about. That “something” flies, wears spandex, and fights crime. When JT’s arch-nemesis, Mal, calls him “faggot”, JT retreats to the safer, and far more exciting world of comic book superheroes where villains are vanquished and the downtrodden are lifted up. Lines between the real and imaginary worlds start to blur, and JT may become a casualty of his own storytelling.
Secret Identity shines a light on the decisions that many who feel marginalized must confront in a society where bullying has become the norm.