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Fishbelly White (1998)

TV-MA | | Short, Comedy, Drama | 5 June 1998 (USA)
Beneath a railroad bridge a young rural gay man begins to his explore his gay feelings with the aid of an understanding friend.

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Michael Burke

Writer:

Michael Burke
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mickey Smith Mickey Smith ... Duncan
Jason Hayes ... Perry
Todd Batstone ... Brent
Forrest Seward Forrest Seward ... Travis
Sean Flood Sean Flood ... Darren
Danielle Duby Danielle Duby ... Missy
Ashley Scranton Ashley Scranton ... Tina
Rick Bank Rick Bank ... Minister
Tootsie Barron Tootsie Barron ... Woman in Church
Amy Amy ... Cow
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Douglas Adderley Douglas Adderley ... Church Congregant
Bernice Aher Bernice Aher ... Church Congregant
Ross Almo Ross Almo ... Church Congregant
Marion Austin Marion Austin ... Church Congregant
Hannah Bondioli Hannah Bondioli ... Church Congregant
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Beneath a railroad bridge a young rural gay man begins to his explore his gay feelings with the aid of an understanding friend.

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Short | Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Белый живот рыбы See more »

Filming Locations:

Rutland, Vermont, USA

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Pink Slip Productions See more »
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1.37 : 1
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One of the best short films
13 June 2002 | by raymond-15See all my reviews

It is quite amazing how much is packed into this short film of 20 minutes or so. The farm atmosphere is well developed and the characters are real people. The story begins with the cackling of hens and has a sudden ending which is guaranteed to shock.

The scriptwriter has a good underestanding of the feelings of a boy growing into manhood, his adoration of his peers and his loneliness when not accepted because he is "different". There is a sense of homosexuality about the film.

Duncan ( Mickey Smith) a naive boy on a pig farm spends much of his day cuddling a hen, kissing it and taking it for rides on his bike. Perry (Jason Hayes) some years older likes to display his muscular physique which scrawny Duncan likes to watch and touch. This is delicately portrayed in a scene under a railway bridge.

The local boys and girls give Duncan a rough time teasing him by making cackling sounds, but in the end Duncan plays a trump card in an incident they will never forget for the rest of their lives.


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