Beginning in March 2009, leading UK gay film distributor Peccadillo Pictures released the first of their critically acclaimed
Boys on Film shorts compilation series. This, their seventeenth entry showcases a stunning collection
of nine wondrous short films from around the World.
›› click on the photos for individual reviews ‹‹
›› Alex and the Handyman ‹‹   ›› Mr. Sugar Daddy ‹‹   ›› Spoilers ‹‹
2017 | 14 mins | US | FreeView   2016 | 13 mins | Sweden   2016 | 22 mins | UK
When nine-year-old Alex develops a crush on Jared, the moody twenty-five-year-old handyman who works in the mansion where he lives, he will stop at nothing to get his man - whatever the cost! It's a comically dark piece, sharply written and well-played throughout. Yet it's also the story of a ›››   Fifty-something Hans is looking for a fresh start. When he is pursued by the handsome younger Andrej, he falls for him fast. As the pair get closer, his wallet becomes looser. Is Andrej interested in Hans, or just the perks of an older man? And that's the question that this short film plays with, showcasing the ›››   This beautifully framed short charts the moment when a mix-up over identical luggage on a plane makes two men realize that they have more in common with each other, than they could ever have imagined. Yet they both suffer from relationship blues and having had their hearts broken, are  ›››
›› Tellin' Dad ‹‹   ›› Boys ‹‹   ›› Hole ‹‹
2017 | 15 mins | UK   2016 | 14 mins | US   2014 | 15 mins | Canada | FreeView
Confronted by his boyfriend, Dan finally decides to say it - like it is. Letters are duly sent to one and all, with Dan appearing on the doorsteps of his family thereafter to discover just how his coming out words landed. Yet the outcome of one letter remains blowing in the wind, as Dan is ›››   Wonderfully capturing the carefree days of youth, this short film focuses on the close friendship between Brian and Jake; best friends who on a routine sleepover charts the pivotal moment when they come to explore their sexual identity, revealing a side to their sexuality, as hitherto unseen. In many ›››   Here we follow the life of Billy; a disabled gay man determined not to let his disability get in the way of his life and his sexual desires too. Longing for sexual intimacy, he heads out into the night to satisfy them; glory hole fashion. Only to discover that such holes are not exactly wheelchair friendly ›››
›› Happy & Gay ‹‹   ›› Pedro ‹‹   ›› Kiss Me Softly ‹‹
2014 | 10 mins | US   2016 | 24 mins | Portugal   2012 | 16 mins | Belgium
This hilarious gay parody of the vintage cartoons of the 1930's vividly captures the homophobia of the period and the underground clubs that were the sole outlet for those with a-liking for same-sex relationships. It tells the story of two devoted lesbians who invite their gay best friends ›››   When oversexed Pedro gets home at dawn exhausted, he is little interest in his mothers' desire to spend the day at the beach; preferring instead to take part in web cam styled sex shows. Initially reluctant, his interest is peaked when he catches the eye of a handsome stranger by the water ›››   This variant of the coming out scenario finds a family all but blind to the fact that their son Jasper is habitually bullied at school just for being gay. Not that his father's views would seemingly be any different, fixated as he is on his career as a Schlager styled folk singer whose closing number Kiss Me Softly ›››
›› Dave's Standout Selections ‹‹

›› check out the BOYS ON FILM #17 DVD available from Amazon.
›› check out the Official Trailer on Vimeo.

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Overall Duration - 143 mins. 
DVD Release Date - 27.December.2017. 

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