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Starcrossed (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short | 24 April 2005 (USA)
Two brothers develop a sexual attraction to one another amid the unkind world around them.

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(as James Burkhammer II)

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(as James Burkhammer II)
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Darren and Connor are two star-crossed lovers bound together by blood. Set in a suburban neighborhood, Star-crossed is an atmospheric story of two brothers whose relationship develops into something more than society could ever handle. Unable to deny their feelings for each other the two brothers try to hide their relationship from an unkind world but fail. The boys decide that a world that cant understand them is a world thats not for them. Written by Anonymous

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Controversial, provocative and Daring. A must see short film
24 March 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Starcrossed stretches the outer limits between social acceptability and love in its purest form. Writer/Director James Burkhammer tells a moving story of two brothers and the close sexual relationship that develops between them. Burkammer's film follows the boys growing up from their early prepubescent years to their teens, and is able to effectively capture, in a non judgmental manner, the intense emotional connection the two brothers have for each other. At times you forget that the two boys are brothers, and instead enjoy the true beauty of their love for each other.

J.B. Ghuman, who plays the protective older brother Darren, performed his part flawlessly and convincingly, with passion that resonated on the screen. Equally, Marshall Allman put in a solid performance as the younger brother Connor. Together both actors brought the perfect chemistry to their roles that made their relationship convincing and realistic. The turmoil and tragedy that ensues when their parents become aware of the relationship is captivating and unforgiving.

The cinematography was average and probably could have been done better, although this did not take away from the effectiveness of this film.

Regardless of where you stand morally on the subject of this film (incest), Starcrossed captures well the true beauty of unconditional love between two people. Not to be missed.


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