TheWorks UK Distribution has licensed John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus from sales companyFortissimo Films.

Thefilm, Mitchell's follow-up to Hedwig And The Angry Inch, is an explicit story of relationships in"New York City's polysexualbohemian scene." It played in official selection in Cannes.

Thecast includes Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish, PJ DeBoy, Raphael Barker, Jay Brannan and Peter Stickles.

TheWorks UK Distribution's Laurence Gornall and Mick Southworth negotiated the deal withFortissimo's senior VP international sales Nicole Mackey.

'A passionate film requires a passionatedistributor," Mackey said in a statement. "Mick and his team amply demonstratedtheir strong belief in and understanding of how to cherish and release this uniquemovie."