Released in 2004 and directed by Gregg Araki, Mysterious Skin is a film about the long-term results of the sexual abuse two boys suffer from the same baseball coach, and coming to terms with their present. The film was nominated for many awards, and won the Interfaith Award at the Brisbane International Film Festival. Shot in Los Angeles and New York City, the film features actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Brady Corbet.
Gregg Araki began his career in the underground. Working with little or no budget, and without proper permits, Araki filmed a variety of touching, gay friendly stories, some of which went on to earn the young director great praise for his work. In subsequent years Araki embraced opportunities to work with a number of notable actors and actresses, including Margaret Cho, Parker Posey, and Heather Graham.