S IS FOR SEXY is a collection of short gay films (most subtitled) that have been on the festival circuit and are compiled here in a nice 100 minute show. The thing about short subjects is that they are easily digestible and it takes a special skill as a filmmaker to present a situation and move it along all within a few minutes.
The collection works for a number of reasons.. first the stories are varied – there are comedies and dramas and one that tells last years Chuck and Larry story the right way (two straight Iranian guys will be killed if they return to Iran and so the stakes for them to lie are understandable). Second the guys are hot. I hate to sound superficial but let’s be honest, in gay films the guys should be sexy (especially in a collection with Sexy in the title). Overall the acting is good, the direction evenly paced and the stories interesting. There’s one short (Scarred) that’s extremely disturbing but that filmmaker Damien Rea can muster fear and displacement in ten minute is a minor miracle. The most hilarious, 41 Seconds, is basically a four panel newspaper cartoon stretched into four minutes but it’s effective in making it’s point. No less than three of the shorts make use of and integrate the online experience as a facet of modern gay dating but Mr Right 22 does it best with a blind date that becomes humorously traumatic but ultimately hopeful.
This is definitely a feel good collection of shorts by some very talented people and should you decide that you can’t wait for a Bingo night to maybe win one of our copies, you can go to https://www.wolfevideo.com/default.asp?R=777 to get your mitts on it right away (the link takes you to Wolfe Video’s main page).