›› Boys on Film 1 - Hard Love ‹‹

Boys On Film 1

Beginning in Spring 2009,
leading UK gay film distributor
Peccadillo Pictures released
the first of their critically
acclaimed Boys on Film series.

For individual reviews,
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Boys On Film 1

This, their first compilation
showcases nine short films,
each of which in their own
imaginative way dealt with
the issue of Hard Love.

Overall Duration: 147 mins.
Available: March 2009.

›› Summer ‹‹

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a short film by Hong Khaou
2006 | 9 mins | UK
an intimate portrayal
of gay first love.

Charting the gay cinematic favourite of falling in love with your straight best friend, this strikingly realistic depiction of gay first love charts the bond between close friends Will and Leung, one so close that this particular summer finds them walking through London's Hampstead Heath together, contemplating life in general. Or to be more specific, thinking and talking about sex. Only Leung cannot help but wish ...

›› Gay Zombie ‹‹

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a short film by Michael Simon
2007 | 20 mins | US
a sexually confused zombie's
search for love and acceptance.

Trying to meet 'the one' is never easy, but when you're a sexually confused zombie in West Hollywood, boy do you have a problem! Only here you're in luck, for gays about town Dwayne and Greg are about to do a QUEER EYE FOR THE ZOMBIE GUY take on undead Miles, in the hope of hooking him up with their desperate for a relationship - well any form of relationship obviously, best friend Todd ...

›› Serene Hunter ‹‹

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a short film by Jason Bushman
2007 | 13 mins | France
a honest examination
of gay relationships.

Relationships - funny things aren't they, given some folk yearn for them, whilst others can do without them, preferring instead the thrill of the chase. Take Luc for example, a Parisian hunk who delights in laptop hookups, until he finds himself moving in with Sébastien, a young man only too well aware of his 'special relationship' with LA based Jon; a sauna buddy who heads to Paris every year for some ...

›› Le Weekend ‹‹

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a short film by Timothy Smith
2007 | 15 mins | UK
an assured journey of

Whilst touring the festival circuit with his thought-provoking work Attack, multi-skilled writer and director Timothy Smith came up with the idea for this assured short film, one that tells the story of Seb, a young French film student who disillusioned by his latest course assignment, is soon to be found switching the architectural beauty of St Paul's Cathedral for the welcoming company of gay-man-about-town Rafael ...

›› Cowboy Forever ‹‹

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a short film by Jean B. Erreca
2006 | 26 mins | France
a beautiful work on love
and true friendship.

Far removed from the urban beat as you could get, this well-crafted French docu-drama tells the part fictionalised story of Govinda, a Brazilian cowboy who finds himself captivated by the new man on the ranch, namely straight talking and well just straight period Jones. Only such is their deep friendship that the straight man of the piece takes it upon himself to open his best friend up to his repressed sexuality, in this ...

›› Scarred ‹‹

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a short film by Damien Rea
2006 | 10 mins | UK
appearances, at times,
can be deceptive.

Both mentally and physically scarred by way of a homophobic attack that left his once beautiful face marked for life, young Rafi is only too well aware that his scar has put a damper on his love life, given every man he meets seemingly cannot see past his scarred exterior. That is until he comes into contact with Joe; a blind date who is totally at ease with his facial disfigurement. Only is this 'perfect match' all that it ...

›› Packed Lunch ‹‹

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a short film by Tim Hunter
2005 | 24 mins | Australia
an exposé of the male
equivalent of the Wonder Bra.

What is it about Speedos? Well here Australian director Tim Hunter is on a mission to find the answer to the question of why so many gay men can't seem to get enough of hunks in tight fitting trunks? Although somehow I think the answer can be found in the question! Anyway in a bid to discover the truth, Hunter has carried out a series of interviews with men who have more than a passing interest in this briefest of ...

›› Mirror Mirror ‹‹

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a short film by John Winter
2008 | 10 mins | Australia
mirror mirror on the wall, who
is the fairest drag queen ...

Essentially a ten-minute monologue delivered dual style, this Australian short marks a moving examination of the ageing process, as former drag queen Joe bids a fond farewell to his alter ego. Only can feisty Jana be laid to rest so easily? And that's the point of this emotive work, given how many drag queens, let alone cross-dressers have cast aside makeup and wigs in the bid to put 'that side' of their life ...

›› VGL Hung! ‹‹

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a short film by Max Barber
2007 | 20 mins | UK
it's what's on the inside that
counts, Eurocreme style.

Seemingly out of place amongst the buffed to perfection studs getting it on at his local gay club, bearded Terry returns home both rejected and dejected. Seeking solace in a choice between a bit of sexual DIY, a takeaway 'escort style' or an online dating agency, Terry opts for the latter and the services of ManFinder.com. Only this is a site with a difference, offering to turn Terry into the sexy user profile he enters ...

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›› Dave’s three selected celluloid gems: Cowboy Forever, Le Weekend and Scarred. ‹‹

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