Lies and Other Sweet Nothings My Lovers Told Me: Narrative Shorts Program 1

The Passion of Andrew Grande

The Passion of Andrew Grande

Gentleman Spa

Gentleman Spa

Stepdaddy

Stepdaddy

Treacle

Treacle

After Dawn

After Dawn

Waking Hour

Waking Hour

Low Impact Aerobics

Low Impact Aerobics

The Passion of Andrew Grande

Directed by Peter Franco

(2019; 10 minutes; USA; English)

A video adaptation of Greg Hewett’s documentary poem “The Passion of Andrew Grande.” The poem -- an assemblage of verse with text and imagery pulled from online chat rooms, comment sections of porn websites, and youtube videos -- is an ode, a letter, an elegy for Andrew Grande, an adult film actor. He tragically died in an altercation with police, an act which was, like much of his life, caught on camera and lives on in forgotten reaches of the internet.

Gentleman Spa

Directed by Yu Jhi-Han

(2018; 18 minutes; Taiwan; Chinese)

Hao, chubby gay man, works as a janitor at a gay spa. For him, romantic relationships are an unreachable dream. One day, an attractive customer, Kai, walks into the place, and Hao has the opportunity to massage him. As they talk and get to know each other, they bond. However, things do not go as smoothly as Hao expected…

Stepdaddy

Directed by Lisa Steen

(2019; 7 minutes; USA; English)

Patricia goes to Wyatt’s house for dinner. They eat soggy spaghetti and she gets too drunk. She asks him for a personal favor, he deals her a personal blow. Her dad comes over later in the night.

Treacle

Directed by Rosie Westhoff

(2019; 17 minutes; UK; English)

When friends Jessie and Belle go away for the weekend and drunkenly hook up, what seems like an awkward slip up to a firmly heterosexual Jessie is in fact an incredible betrayal to bisexual Belle.

After Dawn

Directed by Nicolas Graux

(2017; 24 min; Belgium; Polish and English with English Subtitles)

Pawel is absolutely positive that separation has completely dampened his feelings for the young man he was in love with. But when he finds an unexpected visitor at home one rainy afternoon, it turns out it might all have been a little different.

 

Waking Hour

Directed by Nava Mau

(2019; 12 min; USA; English)

Sofia, a young trans woman, meets Isaac at a party. When he invites her to go home with him, Sofia must talk herself through her options. While Isaac is having exactly the type of night he wanted, Sofia faces conflicting fears and desires. Is it safe to leave with someone she just met? Should she disclose that she’s trans? A sensational kiss solidifies her decision to go with him, and as their chemistry intensifies, so do the stakes for Sofia. After she discloses that she’s trans, the night takes several unexpected turns.

Low Impact Aerobics

Directed by Chris McElroy and Devin Will

(2018; 4 min; USA; English)

Low Impact Aerobics is Part 1 of the DOMESTIC ADVENTURES music video trilogy.