American Dream Gay (Shorts)
All the Young Dudes
Decorated with glitter, „All the Young Dudes” moves us back in time to early 70s, when glam rock was not only popular music, but also a subculture for rainbow birds that were flying above the norm. American teenager Billy is a rebel, who wreaks a havoc just with his presence in conservative school. His courage and way of being inspire an admiration from Jacob, shy glam rock fan, tempted by walking on the wild side, as Lou Reed was singing.
directed & written: William Stead, cast: Blake Lafita, Richie Gambardella, Tanner Holman, music: Nick Sabattini, cinematography: Chris Violette, production: United States 2021, running time: 9 minutes, category: feature film, Polish subtitles
The wedding of Tony and Carlos is approaching, but the visit of one of the grooms’ sister becomes a set of unfortunate mistakes. Lena, who turns out to be homophobic, takes many hints wrong but finally guesses that her brother’s chosen one is Carlos.
directed & written: Aleksei Borovikov, cast: Anton Paraskiva, Evgeniia Tikhonova, Felipe Augusto, Beatriz Jamaica, music: Johnny MacMillan, cinematography: Ryan Winnicki, production: United States 2022, running time: 18 minutes, category: feature film, English/Polish subtitles
I Don’t Need a Reason
One of six short films created to accompany specific episodes from „RuPaul’s Drag Race”. Drag queen Lady Camden performs without solid make-up and nail tips, but busy with her biggest passion next to drag: a ballet. With Clair de lune by Claude Debussy we find out that ballet and drag may be connected with the similar kind of magic.
directed & written: Luke Willis, cast: Lady Camden, Max van der Sterre, music: Dylan Hurley, cinematography: Chandler Desforges, production: United States 2022, running time: 3 minutes, Polish subtitles
LC Camderina Diner
Lady Camden, „RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 14 runner up, is a struggling waitress in a greasy spoon diner. She does her best to keep up with increasing demands until a catastrophe forces her to break free from the daily grind.
directed & written: Luke Willis, cast: Lady Camden, Mara Guevara, Tye Olson, Ruby Red Munr, production: United States 2022, running time: 3 minutes, Polish subtitles
The ball is being held, but the host, Edwin is nowhere to be found. Sequestered in his private studio, he enjoys the company and dance with his partner Pascal – until until Pascal asks a question Edwin wasn’t ready to answer.
directed: Vaughn Oeth, Allison Jowers, written: Vaughn Oeth, cast: Alexander Hanly, Aaron Porter, music: „Clair de lune” by Claude Debussy, animation: Vaughn Oeth, Allison Jowers, production: United States 2022, running time: 3 minutes, category: animated film, Polish subtitles
Caleb, a young war veteran, returns to his home to reunite with his parents. Few happy memories are fogged by a difficult past and an even more complicated present.
directed & written: Lorenzo Sisti, cast: Michael Deni, Charles Isen, Audrey Looye, cinematography: Simon Larochelle, production: United States 2022, running time: 19 minutes, category: feature film, Polish subtitles
The Chaotic Melody of Tina
A man who struggles with meth addiction has reached rock bottom. His mind constantly races as he nears death.
Trigger warning: the film includes scenes of meth use, along with sex, nudity, weapons, and graphic bloody scenes throughout.
directed: David Anderson, Aaron Perra, written: Aaron Perra, cast: Aaron Perra, Hexy Mama, David Anderson, production: United States 2022, running time: 2 minutes, category: feature film, Polish subtitles
Troy likes loud sex. Troy has loud sex 24/7. Troy shares a wall with Thea and Charlie. And he’s about to ruin their life together… or is he saving them? A darkly comedic tale of New York neighbors about consequences of unasked-for intimacy.
directed: Mike Donahue, written: Mike Donahue, Dane Laffrey, Jen Silverman, cast: Dylan Baker, Hans Berlin, Phillip James Brannon, Michael Braun, Billy Carter, Dana Delany, Max Jenkins, Pooya Mohseni, Samantha Sherman, Adina Verson, Kristin Villanueva, cinematography: Ryan De Franco, production: United States 2022, running time: 16 minutes, category: feature film, Polish subtitles