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Burl's (2003)

When a young boy encounters three drag queens outside Burl's Diner in L.A. he decides that perhaps its time he checked out Mom's closet...


Maryam Karimi


Bernard Cooper (based on a short story by), Maryam Karimi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Hamill ... Narrator (voice)
Chandler Kane Kelly Chandler Kane Kelly ... Bernard Cooper
John de Lancie ... Mr. Cooper
Marnie Mosiman Marnie Mosiman ... Mrs. Cooper
Jerry Hardin ... Mr. Sally
Jack Riley ... Gym Instructor
Mookie Barker Mookie Barker ... The Old Man
Jarid Gibbs Jarid Gibbs ... Pete
Ari Rosenberg Ari Rosenberg ... Transvestite 1
Danyon Davis Danyon Davis ... Transvestite 2
Christian Reeve ... Transvestite 3
Michael Gutierrez Michael Gutierrez ... Man behind Counter
Owen de Lancie Owen de Lancie ... Kid in Gymnasium
Cameron Karimi Cameron Karimi ... Kid in Gymnasium
Bobby Walters Bobby Walters ... Kid in Gymnasium


When a young boy encounters three drag queens outside Burl's Diner in L.A. he decides that perhaps its time he checked out Mom's closet...

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Comedy | Short







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8 June 2003 (USA) See more »

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[last lines]
Narrator: As for my Father... Well, let's just say... His worst fears came true.
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Edited into Men's Mix 1: Gay Shorts Collection (2004) See more »

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Coming of Age Comedy Short
31 December 2004 | by LegionSee all my reviews

It wasn't until I read it in the credits that I realized the narrator was Mark Hamill. This short was well acted not only by John De Lancie as a father who was trying to keep his son from being gay, but by the young man playing the son in question. The film begins with a boy's self-actualization that he's not like other boys, and follows his parents' attempts to prevent the inevitable from becoming true. The young man goes through many experiences during the short, including seeing drag queens for the first time, playing dress up with mom's wigs, checking out the hunky boy at the pet store, and getting propositioned by an older man. It was a cute comedy that should ring true to most gay men who weren't trying to keep the truth from themselves while growing up.

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