a short film by Xavier Gens and Marius Vale
2009 | 8 mins | France
›› Fusion Man /
›› Les incroyables aventures de Fusion Man
the ultimate gay superhero.
Fusion Man by Xavier Gens and Marius Vale Longing for some time alone with his boyfriend Dan, cutie Marcís plans for a cosy night in are cast to the wind when the services of his closeted partner aka superhero Fusion Man are called into action, by way of a suicidal teenager on the edge of his mind and for that matter, the top of an office block.

Only this gay superhero has got problems of his own to deal with. What with sexy female reporter Anne Daren having the hots for him, let alone the psychopath Wako threatening to reveal his true identity to the world and here Iím not talking about the man behind the mask. Not out to the public, in rushing to save the life of yet another gay teen, alongside defeating the evil Wako, can this homosexual superhero find time to tackle issues closer to home?

Written and directed by Xavier Gens and Marius Vale, as based on an idea from David Halphen, this exhilarating short delivers the ultimate gay hero, superhero style. Sure itís all played deliciously tongue-in-cheek, with Raphaël Personnaz as Dan / Fusion Man and Patrick Ligardes as Wako relishing in over-the-top performances. But thatís all part of its charm, as this brilliantly executed short, like its companion piece En Colo takes pride in being true to your sexual self, being part of the batch of five Government commissioned works against homophobia. Excellent production values, coupled with an entertaining parody of the genre, make this comic book styled short, a pure delight. Need more be said?

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Nudity - none. 
Overall - file under ... 3+ stars. 
[ review #2 of the 5 films in the INPES collection against homophobia ]
starring: Raphaël Personnaz, Mélanie Bernier, Frédéric Chau, Félix Moati
and with the exceptional participation of Patrick Ligardes.
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