Benny (Matthew Frias) and Christopher (Edmund Donovan), college freshmen, meet playing football and begin a relationship. They fall in love supported by their family and friends. As their love for each other grows, a past tragic event involving their mothers comes to light. This revelation tests their own love and Benny's close-knit family. Throughout this reflective love story, with the beauty of rural Ohio as its backdrop, Benny travels an emotional journey that examines both his own feelings and his family's ability to come to terms with the past. Emotionally resonant and beautifully crafted, 'Akron' is a progressive queer story, heralding a new age in gay cinema.