Armando Deputado Jr., aka Mando, a college freshman is cast in the role of Romeo in their school’s play, Romeo and Juliet. To celebrate his little victory, he goes out with his friends for some street food. Unknown to him, his college life is about to turn into an exhilarating roller coaster ride as he meets and instantly falls for the varsity player of another school, Barry.
Set Me Free 1999
Emporte-moi (original title)
1h 34min | Drama, Romance | 28 July 1999 (France)
Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Nana (Anna Karina), the character from Jean-Luc Godard’s “Vivre sa vie” (1962) about a Parisian woman’s descent into prostitution. Her confusion surrounding what is real leads to a crush for her female teacher and her actively pursuing what it’s like to be a prostitute for an evening.
Unrated | 1h 22min | Drama | 15 September 2020 (USA)
Vilom, a lonely, isolated young man from India, is obsessed with becoming internet-famous and deeply confused about his sexuality. When he moves in with Amay, a dynamic, openly gay hairdresser, and Nivi, a beautiful struggling actress, he finds that they are both slowly falling in love with him. This sudden love triangle leads to even more confusion, forcing Vilom to examine his sexual and romantic wants and needs on an even deeper level. Meanwhile, societal pressures and prejudices are beginning to build just outside the walls of their home. The feature-length debut of Mumbai-based actor Sunder Pal, Vilom is an unflinching sociopolitical drama. Centered around gender-blending gay/straight relationships, this films tells a provocative story of risk-taking, creativity, rebellion and survival.
Innocent Boy 2020
14min | Short, Horror | 29 February 2020 (Ireland)
On an unforgiving, dust-swept highway, a group of rag-tag hustlers, led by a loathsome Madam, preys on the desperados who have come for sex, drugs and Momma’s special milk. A young black trans boy in the throws of withdraw, desperate for love and affection, is relentlessly bullied by his brother in trade, but things change when a ruthless Cowboy rides into town. As the boys begin to fall one-by-one, Penny is caught between Cowboy’s murderous rage and the greed and corruption that Momma represents.
When Beckham Met Owen 2004
Dong Pek Ham yu sheung O Wan (original title)
1h 20min | Comedy, Drama | 30 September 2004 (Hong Kong)
Thirteen-year-olds David and Michael are brought together by their mutual love of soccer. United by their obsession with the game and idolization of British soccer stars, the boys build a strong friendship. But as puberty brings about changes, the boys start to grow in separate directions. While David loves to talk about sex and other raunchy topics, Michael tries to avoid such conversations. Eventually Michael must face what he’s been avoiding for some time, that his feelings for David are becoming increasingly complex. In his interesting take on adolescent sexual awakening.
Trapped in a world of perpetual fun and inter-species love ruled by a universal Mother, a teenage boy crosses the forbidden frontier to save his childhood sweetheart as an absurd election and a deadly virus lead to chaos and violence.
Hello Again 2017
Not Rated | 1h 45min | Drama, Music, Musical | 8 November 2017 (USA)
A movie musical adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa’s celebrated 1994 Off-Broadway/Lincoln Center produced musical, Hello Again, (inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s La Ronde) explores 10 fleeting love affairs across 10 periods in New York City history through 10 ten lust-fueled episodes.
Pluto is no longer considered a planet. The posters in the classrooms and museum shops were replaced, new objects similar to Pluto will continue to appear. As time goes by, we’ll get used to this idea just as we forget an old lover and long for new horizons.