Gay Themed Short Filmsby carl75205 | created - 22 Dec 2011 | updated - 02 Jan 2012 | Public
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1. Starcrossed (2005)
Not Rated | 15 min | Drama, Short
Two brothers develop a sexual attraction to one another amid the unkind world around them.
9 - Beautifully filmed, acted and written. Shocks me each time I watch it and I keep watching it!
2. Thirteen or So Minutes (2008)
Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Lawrence Jefferies and Hugh Greerey have just met. They both have had girlfriends in the past...they're both straight. Thirteen or so minutes later, however, something's happened and things have changed.
9 - This short delves into one of those moments of "OMG, did we just do that?" and the aftermath from two very different perspectives.
3. Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho (2010)
17 min | Short, Drama, Romance
The arrival of a new student in school changes Leonardo's life. This 15 year-old blind teenager has to deal with the jealousy of his friend Giovana while figuring out the new feelings he's having towards his new friend, Gabriel.
9 - "I Don't Want to Go Back Alone" - I've dated deaf men before, but if you were blind... such an interesting concept about being attracted to someone. A wonderful story (I almost said "viewing") with a lot of warmth. Beware of poor subtitles with this one!
4. Running Without Sound (2004)
12 min | Romance, Short
Sean is deaf, a high school student and a cross country runner. He's also a closeted gay teenager who's just coming to terms with his sexuality and his attraction to a fellow team-mate.
9 - No, it's not a silent film though the main character is deaf. Very well done.
5. David (I) (2005)
14 min | Short, Romance
A young mute student goes to the movies when ditching school, but changes his mind when he meets an unemployed man who tries to communicate with him. Through messages and games, the two will make a discovery they never imagined.
9 - Beautifully done and beautiful actors. Passionate. Bonus points for guessing the pun by now on my list.
6. Just Friends? (2010)
29 min | Short, Drama, Romance
Expecting a cozy night outside of the barracks, Seok visits his boyfriend Min-soo who is serving in the military. However when Min-soo's mother questions their relationship, the only answer they can give is that they are 'just friends'.
9 - I wish there were more films put out in Asia like this one. A wonderful 'feel-good' piece.
7. Alkali, Iowa (1995)
17 min | Short
On his family's farm in rural Iowa, young Jack Gudmanson is wrestling with his sexual identity, not an easy thing to do in the macho world of the Midwest. But things become clearer for him ... See full summary »
9 - We always wonder what an absent parent would think when you come out. Jack gets an unusual insight into his dilemma when he find a part of his departed father's hidden past. Good all around.
8. Les incroyables aventures de Fusion Man (2009 TV Short)
8 min | Short, Comedy
8 - "The Incredible Adventures of Fusion Man" - It brings new meaning to the term "secret identity" with superheroes.
9. Trevor (1994)
Not Rated | 23 min | Comedy, Short, Drama
Upon hitting puberty, a high-school boy realizes he is homosexual and faces prejudice from his parents and friends.
8 - The film that founded The Trevor Project.
10. Gaydar (2002)
Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Mystery
Randy has a huge crush on hunky co-worker Jack, but Ray can't figure out if Jack is gay - until Jack discovers a GAYDAR gun that could change everything.
8 - Pure fluffy-muffin-campy fun.
11. Juste un peu de réconfort... (2004)
38 min | Short, Drama, Romance
Arnaud and Guillaume are in their last year of high school. Summer is approaching and like any teenager, they're thinking about cigarettes, alcohol and sex. But boys or girls? Future looks so blurry when you're a teenager!
8 - Ah the rushing hormones of youth. :) A very good coming of age short all around. The director doesn't rush things so the acting is well measured, the story concise, the characters attractive and likable. To me I enjoyed the journey more than trying to get to a Hollywood-style destination.
12. Oranges (I) (2004)
12 min | Short, Drama, Romance
Two boys are talking after a bicycle accident. The older is bragging about his experience with girls, but is that just a boast?
8 - One of the best things about short films is their simplicity. You'll figure out the title at the end with a smile.
13. En forelskelse (2008)
39 min | Short, Drama
16-year-old Carsten just started dating Melissa. He is introduced to her sweet and likable parents, who kindly welcome their first son in law. On a weekend in their summerhouse it turns out... See full summary »
8 - You know where this one is going since it's on this list. My favorite cross-generational gay film.
14. $30 (1999)
20 min | Comedy, Short
A father buys his closeted son a night with a prostitute.
8 - You can guess where this one goes pretty easily. It just does it so well. Sara Gilbert shines in her role as Emily (the prostitute).
15. Birthday Time (2000)
19 min | Short, Drama, Romance
Tom, a married closet case and parent who trolls gay bars for sex on the sly is placed in charge of his friend's teenage son. And the boy wants a kiss. Or more. What to do?
8 - Sub-par acting but a fun story. An indulgence. For example:
Topher: Can I ask you a question? Tom: Sure. Topher: It's personal. Tom: Well that depends. Topher: I'm embarrassed. Tom: What is it? Topher: I can't. Tom: Just go ahead sport. Topher: What's butt-*beep* like? Tom: Go do your homework!
16. Straight Boys (2006)
14 min | Short, Drama
Ben has erotic feelings for his roommate. Currently they are the best of friends but his roommate seems oblivious to the sexual nature of Ben's feelings. Should he just be honest with him?
8 - Simple and oh so true too often in college. Alcohol and desire, hmmmmm. Though my roomie was NOT a hottie.
17. Verona (2010)
22 min | Short, Drama, Romance
The story of two young lovers separated by their rival fraternities.
8 - Yes, a gay variation of Romeo and Juliet. You can tell this is one is hoping to be a full length feature film. Good casting and premise.
18. Rugburn (2005)
13 min | Short
A young painter works up the courage to contact the collections agency that has been hounding him and gets embroiled in a more personal confrontation than he bargained for.
8 - I think I understand the very odd title name for this short. Clever and engaging covering story, content and realism.
19. Curious Thing (2010)
8 min | Short, Drama, Romance
Jared is closeted. Sam is straight. They find a connection in each other that they've never had before, but where do they go from there? Over the course of three nights, six gay men sat ... See full summary »
8 - This is actually a very common experience for gay men (since straight men outnumber us like by 20 to 1). The narrative style is superb and the story spot-on.
20. Latch Key (2005)
11 min | Short, Romance
Mom's out shopping and this is when the fun begins, with a gay boy making out with his buddy and his brother is doing the same upstairs with a girl.
8 - There is a point where Mom says, "Love is just too difficult" though the film focuses more on lust. Great acting between the syblings and of complex relationships you peer into in such a short amount of time. Well done.
21. Franswa Sharl (2009)
14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Keeping the position of number one son requires a certain amount of ingenuity. Twelve year old Greg has inherited his father's competitive streak. On a family holiday to Fiji they have ... See full summary »
8 - Supposedly based on a true story. Very good performances by the kids in this. You could almost see this plot on a TV sitcom.
22. Teddy (I) (2009)
13 min | Short, Drama
A dyed-in-the-wool Londoner travels 10,000 miles to rural New Zealand to rekindle an old relationship, only to find that its fate lies in the paws of a faded old teddy bear.
8 - I think everyone has one of those relationships, ie. The One That Got Away. Lovely ending too.
23. Dare (2005)
Not Rated | 16 min | Drama, Short
High school senior Ben secretly lusts after bad boy classmate Johnny. After Ben gives Johnny a ride home one night, the boys end up in Johnny's swimming pool and have an encounter that breaks the rules and blows Ben's mind.
24. Summer (2006)
9 min | Short, Drama, Romance
Mates emerge from latency into their sexual identities. Will and Leung are pals, searching the woods of Hampstead Heath for botanical material Leung needs for a school class. Along the way,... See full summary »
25. En colo (2010)
8 min | Short
At a meeting of the game "Truth or Dare?" two young boys, Matthew and Maxime, are challenging to embrace. The kiss will cause them some excitement. From that time, teens who witnessed this ... See full summary »
7 - At Summer Camp
26. Lucky Blue (2007)
28 min | Short, Romance
Olle, an introverted, well-mannered boy with an air of innocence and sincerity about him has been camping with his father at the same camping ground with several other people for years now.... See full summary »
7 - Good story. Nicely paced.
27. Hitchcocked (2006)
8 min | Short, Thriller
Al and Fred hook up for a little casual fun that soon turns ugly, revealing some fateful truths about Internet-dating, love and death.
7 - Cute. Guess the ending. haha
28. Steam (I) (2009)
15 min | Short, Drama, Romance
Steam looks at promising encounters that turn awry when 2 men find themselves in a steam room unable to find the door.
7 - Two men trapped inside a steam room without a way out are trying to make sense of the situation and each other until a devastating revelation.
29. Sissy Frenchfry (2005)
Unrated | 28 min | Short, Comedy
The annual Student Body President election at wildly eclectic and diverse West Beach High pits the quirky, much-beloved incumbent Sissy Frenchfry against handsome, charismatic -- and ... See full summary »
7 - A bit fantastical and euphoric as our hopes for a perfect Glee high school campus, but well acted and executed. Includes another fun adventure with Leslie Jordan.
30. Available Men (2006)
Unrated | 15 min | Short, Comedy
A Hollywood agent (dispatched to sign a "hot" new writer) and a sensitive gay man (waiting for a blind date), mistake each other for the person they were expecting to meet.
7 - A nice farce though a bit contrived, but hey - we gays make out as smart in the end vs. the straights, so who is to complain?
31. Hello, Thanks (2006)
Unrated | 8 min | Short, Drama
Filmmaker Andy Blubaugh documents a year spent looking for love in the personal ads.
7 - Anyone who has used online to meet and hope to find love will understand. Stark and simple - just like the truth...
32. Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road (2005)
23 min | Short
Like hundreds of other gay men, Eric Smith fled the New York City winters for quick weekend getaways to South Beach, Miami. On one of these trips he meets Irene Williams on Lincoln Road and... See full summary »
7 - Heart warming and endearing. If you love eclectic, you'll love Irene. You can tell that this was never filmed to be a documentary but a friend filming loving memories.
33. Blokes (2010)
15 min | Short, Drama
A child secretly in love with his neighbor.
7 - Chile, 1986. Luchito masturbates while he contemplates Manuel, his 16-year-old neighbor, whom he can see standing by a window. Manuel discovers his sexuality. The window turns into an erotic cinematographic world that awakens a curiosity in Luchito.
34. Speed Dating (III) (2007)
30 min | Short
7 - Imagine a world where being single is terminal to your health (like drop dead suddenly). And we think the pressure to get coupled today is stressful enough. Clever and fun.
35. Ron the Zookeeper (2007)
7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
With only one male grey panda left in the entire world, Ron the Zookeeper is sent in to get a sperm sample, no matter what.
7 - Darcy Prendergast's first wacky claymation creation (before Mary and Max). Ron The Zookeeper was banned from his graduation premiere!
36. She Kills He (2005)
Somewhere between he and she, a pure and innocent love story is exposed.
7 - Worth watching. Realistic, honest and I give big points for the protagonist wearing a Dirk Nowitzki jersey.
37. Where We Began (2006)
14 min | Short, Drama
Two lovers torn apart by addiction confront each other one more time at the spot where they met.
7 - Two lovers torn apart by addiction confront each other one more time at the spot where they met.
38. Bedfellows (2010)
15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
The film 'Bedfellows,' told in the style of an old children's fairy tale but set against the modern-day backdrop of New York City, follows the adventure of 20-something Bobby as he returns ... See full summary »
7 - A bit Pollyanna but well executed.
39. Solace (2007)
14 min | Short, Drama
7 - Solace is a narrative short film that follows a lonely young man through the night he meets his perfect stranger. What an interesting present.
40. Rapid Guy Movement (2004)
9 min | Short, Comedy, Romance
7 - More stereotypes and you'll guess the ending within 30 seconds of the beginning titles ending.
41. Gaysharktank.com (2010)
14 min | Short, Comedy
In early 2010 Chatroulette.com, a website that allows people to meet other online strangers via web cam, became an internet sensation. Gaysharktank.com is a film about the first gay site ... See full summary »
7 - This short pretty is pretty much the gay online community in a nutshell (well about 90% of it).
42. Love (V) (2008)
20 min | Short, Drama, Romance
Love and Sebastian meet by coincidence in the street in the Swedish summer night. They happen to share the same secret, but their encounter will have severe consequences for the both of ... See full summary »
43. Gayby (2010)
11 min | Short, Comedy
A gay man and a straight woman decide to have a child together the old fashioned way.
7 - Simple but very good and natural performances by the two.
44. In the Closet (2008)
15 min | Short, Horror, Romance
On a night almost like any other, a shy, awkward young man has his first ever sexual encounter with an older, experienced, but a bit jaded, trick. Unlike other nights, unlike other dark and... See full summary »
6 - A bit of soft-core porn but gay porn star 'Brent Corrigan' is in it (and he's the shy one!). A bit on the amateur side but watchable. However, do a search online for the other actor's (J.T. Tepnapa) short film entitled: "Masturbation: Putting the Fun Into Self-Loving" - hilarious!
45. Oedipe - [N+1] (2003)
26 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a nightmarish future, the wealthy elite maintain The Circle, a stratum of society that can use technology for regeneration, although it's unclear if a person is regenerated into reality ... See full summary »
6 - This makes for an interesting notion of being "born this way".
46. Between the Boys (2004)
Unrated | 4 min | Short, Drama
Voyeuristically exploring a relationship between two young men, which falls into the gray area between the sexual experimentation of adolescence and the world of adult emotions, Between the... See full summary »
6 - Only three and a half minutes long. Starcrossed did a much better job with this material.
47. Postmortem (2005)
16 min | Short, Drama, Romance
Two ex-lovers meet after years a part and examine the painful break up and what they should do now.
6 - Some things still work in a relationship even if you aren't together still.
48. Just (2007)
12 min | Short, Drama
About the after-sex acquaintance of two strangers who met online. As the two men learn more about each other, they discover that a casual hook-up is anything but.
49. Ajumma! Are You Krazy??? (2009)
25 min | Short, Comedy
Fuelled by their schoolgirl hormones, three Ajummas , aka Korean soap fanatics - the lovable Judy, Susan the gruff-tough one, and Amy the sassy tart - go on a hilarious journey to try and ... See full summary »
5 - The arrival of Korean soap-opera hunk Michael Park has all of the girls going crazy to get close to him, but Mr. Oh plays it cool. OK, the girls are written and directed way over the top, but at least they got the right actors in the hot and hunky roles. LOL
50. Praise the Dead (2007)
18 min | Short, Horror
When Gabriel, a charming serial killer, meets Victor, a somber and masochistic gay man, on the street one day, they develop a symbiotic, destructive relationship that haunts both their ... See full summary »
5 - Interesting but poorly played out. Confusing in the end. Worse in the middle.
51. Doorman (2006)
TV-MA | 17 min | Short, Drama, Romance
The Latino doorman of a New York apartment building begins to unravel when he is seduced and then dumped by a privileged college kid who lives in the building.
52. Café com Leite (2007)
18 min | Short, Drama, Romance
When the plans for the future change, new bonds are created between Danilo, Lucas and Marcos. in between video-games and milk cups, pain and disappointment, they need to learn how to live together.
4 - "Coffee with Milk" - The synopsis says "they need to learn how to live together"? Hardly. Although it has nice acting, the story was absolutely flat in the end. I swear I was being spanked by some morality police in how it ended despite a very interesting start and middle. I think this was just another example of gays can't (shouldn't?) be happy at the end of a movie
53. Mouse's Birthday (2010)
4 min | Short
Mouse's Birthday is a four-part video/fairytale about a mouse, a cockroach and a "gay" symbolizing gluttony, lust, vanity, sexuality and homophobia. Masks, puppets, hand drawn sets, and ... See full summary »
4 - A animated/live action short. Nicely executed but misguided in its direction. A wasted opportunity.
54. Peking Turkey (2006)
3 - Stereotypes and VERY bad acting with a poor story line. Jeez. I have an Asian bf and this is horrible. Gag me with a turkey leg.
55. The Underminer (2005)
Unrated | 6 min | Short, Comedy
1 - The writer/actor tries to be cute with playing himself in both roles as stable and mature vs. vapid and bitchy. Sorry girl, this may be news to the straight world and entertaining, but it's daily life but us here. Blah, blah, blah...
56. Tumbleweed Town (2001)
Unrated | 8 min | Animation, Short
The animated adventures of "Tonka Tom" a gay plastic cowboy. Hitch-hiking, two-stepping at the local gay bar, and enjoying a campfire with a friend and his trusty dog.
Director: Samara Halperin
1 - OMG, pitiful. I'm still trying to scratch it out of my eyes and memory.