In this homage to the 70's classic Flowers in the Attic, Lambda-award winning author Ryan Field sets his Stepbrothers in the Attic in pre-marriage equality New Jersey.
David and Marcus, and their adopted four children, live a charmed life with more love than money.Their happy family is blessed with so many wonders they never even think about being different, and never forget to take time to be grateful for everything they have.
And then one quiet evening a regular family celebration turns into a deadly catastrophe.They are forced into making a life change that leads them to a remote mansion in New York's Hudson River Valley, whichthen leaves them vulnerable to all of the gay shame, hate, and homophobia they've managed to avoid so far.
When they find themselves at the mercy of a wealthy, abusive old grandmother they never knew they had, and a gay father so desperate for money and approval he's willing to go through gay reparation therapy, the only thing that keeps them strong is their love. As the nightmare continues and they're brought to the brink of death, there's only one thing left to do.
Will they be able to escape from this surreal nightmare of homophobic abuse and sexual innuendo their twisted grandmother has forced upon them? Or will they succumb to the dismal existence they've been forced to endure in an attic that is filled with nothing but shame?