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.
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.
Protagonist/Main character 16 year old uses Grinder app to seek men to escape abusive father and start a new lifetyle. Eventually finding a “model agency” whose owner is an abusive pedophile whom abuses and rapes the boys ages 16-18, remains the antagonist with constant rapings, manipulations, and physical abuse that the protagonist thinks is ok to live with (since he has no other place to stay). Another character, a photographer for the agency, is seen as a character who cheats on his fiance to escape his straight life sexuality. He tries falling in love with protagonist 16 year old and falls short to head agency abuser claiming that the 16 year old is his to himself. A journey of a 16 year old homosexual male finding out that what seems to be a model agency is just a pedophile running a porn magazine company for minors. The disgust and realizations that enlighten the industry of pornography is revealed in an enticing way in this film. Slow and artsy, this story awakens the horrors …
The runaway high school students, Hyeon-su and Dong-gyu, are helped by Min-jung who is a member of the so called runaway family. Hyun-su asks to go to a runaway family’s residence, but Dong-gyu opposes it, and Hyeon-su and Dong-gyu feel for each other as they depend on one another. Dong-gyu frankly confesses to Hyeon-su, but Hyeon-su denies his feelings and leaves Dong-gyu to head for the home of runaway family by himself