a short film by Adam Wilson
2012 | 8 mins | US
›› One of These Things is Not Like the Others
race and sexual acceptance, Southern style.
One of These Things is Not Like the Others by Adam Wilson
Adapted Synopsis:-

When New York based graduate student Josh opts to return to his southern roots for Thanksgiving, he's takes with him more than just some (bought in) apple pie, in the form of his African-American boyfriend Darius.

Hardly out and proud when face to face with the conservative values of his prejudiced parents, could the legal mindset of the man by his side, bring some seasonal cheer to one and all?
One of These Things is Not Like the Others by Adam Wilson
Dave Says:-

In many ways this engaging short film from first time writer and director Adam Wilson reminds me of Patrik-Ian Polk's seductive feature The Skinny, in that both works deliver their respective tales, sermon fashion. True, there's no surprise in guessing that with Josh's conservative family having to come to terms with the unexpected arrival of his African-American "best friend," issues of race, sexual orientation, let alone religion form its cinematic foundation stone. Yet there's nothing wrong with that, given such concerns and the bigoted attitudes so often contained therein, still need to be addressed, all too regrettably, to this day.

Only at little over eight minutes duration, this is just too short a short, as here I suspect that I am not alone in longing for more of the characters gradual acceptance of the changing situation in hand. That said and with a three day shoot, Wilson has done wonders in delivering a coming out piece, that in reality is more and to quote direct: "a social commentary on the state of race and class relations that is pertinent in today's society."

Build upon solid production values and intercut with some beautifully tender moments between Cupid's loving pair, the result is a heart-warming debut from Wilson and his delectable cast of largely fresh faces, including Glenn Fleary who as legal minded Darius is on hand to counter every argument, cue Corinthians 6:9, made against the boys. Clearly a work from the heart and a big heart at that too, as issues of race and sexual acceptance hit the screen, Southern style.

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Nudity - none. 
Overall - file under ... 3+ stars. 

starring: Boomer Brigman / Josh, Glenn Fleary / Darius, Sandy Newberg / Marcie, Joe Gillen / George,
Julia Bright Moran / Shelby, Katherine Bar / Cousin Kat and Robert McKenna as Uncle Bob.
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