Started in 2007 to keep a track of gay films that I watched, this blog has come much further than I had planned. There are tons of movies that I need to watch and review here. Through this blog, I want to give you genuine, my personal heart-felt review of the films that I see. These are my personal thoughts and opinions about the films and I would love to hear your thoughts on these films as well. I always reply to comments in a day or two. Please help me make my blog more popular by becoming a member, following it and by recommending it to your friends. As far as I know this is one of the very very few gay movie review blogs where reviews are not linked or copy-paste imdb summary. Enjoy and do keep writing your feedback.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Boys On Film 4: Protect Me From What I Want

Steam (USA)
Moving between anxiety, reflection and fear, two strangers try to make sense of their predicament...stuck in a steam room. Heat increasing, they need to get out but can't find the door. What is this place and how did they get here? A very interesting, novel and new idea.

Protect Me From What I Want (UK)
Daz is looking for love. Saleem is looking for sex. Cruising at an underground archway, these two worlds collide. Back at Daz' bedsit, Saleem embarks on a dangerous, thrilling sexual adventure. Both characters disparate worlds overlap and collide to tell a tale of loneliness and longing in a city late at night. Reminds you of your teenage days. The end brings a smile on your face.

Heiko (Portugal)
A carefree young man really puts his foot in it with his obsessive lover when the old man obsessed with feet kills the young hunky man like all other men before and preserve their feet. Odd and weird but good direction.

Postmortem (USA)
Two ex-lovers meet after years a part and examine the painful break up and what they should do now. Romanticized as a fruit of desire and imagination, Postmortem plays out as a fleeting moment between two men who briefly reunite to reminisce and unload. One of the best shorts I have seen in the recent times. Acting of the characters was just perfect.

My Name Is Love (Sweden)
Love and Sebastian meet each other by a coincidence on a hot Swedish summer night. They happen to share the same secret. Seb takes Love home and literally rapes him. An innocent flirt soon turns in to a dangerously liaison. Interesting idea for a short.

Wrestling (Iceland)
Denni and Einar both practice the sport of Icelandic wrestling, which allows them to escape their daily routine, to express their true selves. Yet little do the wrestling spectators know, the men harbour a secret passion for each other. I can bet you have never seen anything like this before. Another gem.

Vandals (Germany / Switzerland)
The difficult balancing of two young graffiti artists trying to live their love without betraying what is closest to their heart: painting. Again a very interesting take on how some people handle relationships.

Trevor (US)
Trevor is a film that deals with the very real issue of one's self worth in the eyes of the people that matter in your life. It takes a sensitive yet blunt approach to suicide. It deals with a young boy's thoughts about his sexuality at a very important stage of his life. There s a little bit of Trevor in all of us. With a soundtrack featuring a bevy of songs from Diana Ross, Trevor is an uplifting and fulfilling cinematic experience. Apparently it is Oscar winner too. Great film.

Without doubt this has been the best collection of gay short films I have seen in the recent times. Each and every story is new and refreshing and has some story to tell. I am very very impressed. This 4th dvd in the series is way better than all the others. (7/10)

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