Be Intoxicated and entranced by the latest gay short films from around the world in 'Boys on Film 17'. Explore hidden desires during a sleepover, fall in love with the handyman and be seduced by a stranger on the beach as you discover why Love is the Drug.
Alex and the Handyman (USA) When Alex, a precious nine-year-old boy, develops a crush on Jared, the moody twenty-five-year-old handyman who works in the mansion where he lives, he will stop at nothing to get his attention.
Mr. Sugar Daddy (Sweden) Fifty-something Hans is looking for a fresh start. When he is pursued by the handsome younger Andrej, he falls for him fast. As the pair get closer, his wallet becomes looser. Is Andrej interested in Hans, or just the perks of an older man?
Spoilers (UK, Australia) Leon's loved and lost. Scarred by his experiences, his life is takes a turn for the better when he meets the ideal man. Life seems full of possibility again, but what if he knew the ending before it even began?
Tellin' Dad (UK) A year into his relationship, Dan finally agrees to come out to his family. He writes letters to all of them. As each arrives, he deals with the aftermath, until there's only one left...
Boys (USA) Set on the first day of summer, Brian sleeps over at Jake's house, as they have done countless times before. This night however, the two encounter unfamiliar desires that illuminate a new side of themselves.
Hole (Canada) A daring portrait of a disabled man yearning for intimacy in a world that would rather ignore him.
Happy and Gay (USA) A queer revisionist history of 1930's black and white cartoons, 'Happy and Gay' is a musical cartoon inspired by the power of representation.
Pedro (Portugal) When Pedro gets home at dawn exhausted, he is dragged to the beach by his loving mother. Initially reluctant, his interest is peaked when he catches the eye of a handsome stranger by the water.
Kiss Me Softly (Belgium) An unexpected kiss from a friend brings a shaft of light to 17-year-old Jasper's dull existence. It provides the spark he needs to embrace who he is, but how can he persuade his self-involved father to do the same?
Interesting Mix of Films
- Boys on Film 17: Love Is the Drug review by KW
without one stand out film that some of the other sets in the series have had. For me the cartoon Happy and Gay was the best of the films and took one back to the cartoons of the 1930's, and the best acting came from Alec and the Handyman and the precocious performance from Alec!
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- Boys on Film 17: Love Is the Drug review by WH
This is an excellent compilation of short gay-interest movies that is well rounded and contains something for everyone.
Without doubt- it is the best Boys on Film I have seen.
There is only one 'weak' selection in my opinion and that is 'Spoilers'. Its a bit pretentious and unbelievable.
Don't write off 'Happy and Gay' either- just because its a cartoon- its a great 'take' on the old black and white Mickey Mouse cartoons of the 20's and 30's - but with a gay slant.
The two selections that really 'stood out' for me were 'Hole' and 'Alex and the Handyman' - both of which were thought provoking.
Overall an excellent and mature selection- with something for everyone.
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- Boys on Film 17: Love Is the Drug review by TB
This is a poor collection overall with only three films worthy of being watched. ‘Alec and the Handyman’ and ‘Hole’ are very thought provoking. While ‘Happy and Gay’ was very clever and original in its black and white cartoon style.
Boys on Film 16 offers a much better overall selection of films.