16 year old SON has finished his exams with his mum's blessing is allowed to celebrate with his best girlfriend in a gay nightclub. Seduced by the music and atmosphere he finds himself in a...
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Follows the relationships between a gay man and his girlfriend, a suffering married couple, three roommates, a pair of reunited ex-lovers and a grandfather who decides to celebrate his birthday in the company of an attractive young woman.
María Cristina Peña y Lillo
To win back his ex-girlfriend, a conservative accountant enlists the help of an exotic dancer to guide him on a quest for sexual experience, leading him into a world of strip clubs, sensual massage parlors, cross-dressing and S & M.
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16 year old SON has finished his exams with his mum's blessing is allowed to celebrate with his best girlfriend in a gay nightclub. Seduced by the music and atmosphere he finds himself in a situation that will have ramifications for the rest of his life. Written by
Although completely suitable for the movie (both in literally and figurative ways) the title should be other than this, since some wouldn't be attracted to such an exemplar short-film with a powerful message to present. Short and simple but rarely sweet, "Fucked" tells about a teenager (Ben Moorman) who after getting good grades at school is allowed by his mother (Vanessa Fletcher) to party the way he wants which is to go a gay nightclub. There he meets a handsome guy (John Mason), they have sex, everything is exciting but something was missing. I don't think I need to go further with the plot. Uncertainty, doubts, fear, so it's time to be sure.
A very well-made campaign movie to raise awareness of the dangers of unsafe sex, pretty much a preventive film which also deals with the importance of testing yourself if you were exposed to risky sex situations. I don't know if they used this as a campaign on TV in the country in which this was released but it should be used and viewed by everyone, not only the targeted audience (gay teens). Amazingly well-acted, very courageous and the guys are quite a treat. Minor problems to me were the main character's openness with his mother (might be truthful in some realities, definitely not in mine), it looked kind of awkward and not very real to a movie that paints very realistic situations; and the test scene which only presents him doing the rapid test (which isn't 100% accurate) and not doing the more affirmative ones, like western blot or the ELISA. Yes, folks, it's more complicated than you think.
Dream turned into nightmare, first chance that can be the last. That's the brutal and sad impact the film makes but a real one. It's not the like the 1980's anymore but the numbers are just as horrific (as shown at the conclusion) and HIV is just as dangerous as it always was, now a little more treatable with the medicine advances. People seemed to have forgotten about the panic but they do remember the stigma, the prejudice it still carries, some don't even dare to say it aloud the huge letters that form the virus name. Well, this exists as a friendly reminder.
Congratulations Jack O'Dowd and Christian Martin for this great project. I would like to see them doing a sequel telling with the main character's new obstacles, which can be positive even under difficult circumstances. In the meantime, be safe, people! 9/10
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