Friday, June 12, 2015

Must Watch: Stray (2015) Short Film

Filmmaker Tyler Glodt and writer Lewaa Nasserdeen bring us the hilarious twenty-four minute long short film Stray. What's it about? So glad you asked. It's set in a parallel universe where the sexual bias favors homosexuals. Eric, a struggling heterosexual, submits himself into gay conversion therapy in hopes of curing his deviant lifestyle and fitting in with societal norms.

I know, I know. It seems like this film could go really bad, really fast. But, it doesn't. It's terrifically wonderful and deadpan. The acting is sincere and natural. It's a total relief from the campy silliness of films that have come before. Stray will make you laugh out loud without a single over the top, "hey look how gay and funny I am" performance. The actors even stay in character while delivering rehab/recovery lines like, "I'm out of scrubs, I can almost do the splits, and I'm starting to emotionally shut down."

Anyway, rather than me going on and on, watch it for yourself. It's well worth your time.

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