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O Beautiful (2002)

 |  Short, Drama  |  7 August 2002 (USA)
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Being gay bashed and left in a corn field in rural America takes an unusual turn when one of the bashers returns with remorse and a secret.

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Being gay bashed and left in a corn field in rural America takes an unusual turn when one of the bashers returns with remorse and a secret.

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Powerful and disturbing
2 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gay teenager Brad (Jay Gillespie) has been attacked and assaulted (not shown) and left battered and nude from the waist down in a cornfield. Straight Andy (David Clayton Rogers) comes by and tries to help him--but why?

Strong short beautifully acted by the two actors. I was surprised to see Gillespie nude from the waist down for the first 5 minutes or so but this was to make it clear that he WAS assaulted. A split screen technique is used throughout almost the entire short so we can see both characters and their reactions to what each other is saying. The dialogue is sometimes awkward but that's exactly how it WOULD be in real life. Both of the actors are great but Gillespie is incredible. He had the more difficult role but he pulls it off. His reactions are completely believable and heart-breaking. Strong and uncomfortable but just great. A must-see! It's part of the DVD "Boys Life 4".


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