Wow, that was an awesome crop of movies this year! Fifteen short films were showcased, ranging in quality from “pretty good” to “excellent”. I’ll just mention the ones that made a strong impression on me.
Butch dykes. Showing off their tits. Talking about their tits. Playing with their tits. Yeah, there were a lot of tits. Am I ever going to stop saying “tits”?
The Original Movie
I’ll be honest here, I have no clue what the fuck that was about. Did I love it? Oh yeah. The visuals (silhouette animation, which I’ve never seen before at the VQFF) and the music were amazing, the plot was… you know what? I don’t care. I could have watched this all night.
A gang of beautiful cat burglars plans to steal a special shoe from the Vancouver Museum’s Fluevog exhibition. Gorgeously filmed in black-and-white, the better to show off every ribbon and sparkle, with fantastic choreography and catchy music, this might be one of the best films of the night.
The theme here is love vs. fear. Should you come out to your parents and spend the night (the whole night) with your boyfriend, or stay in the closet and risk losing him? Love wins in the end. A little by-the-numbers, but well acted and executed.
Dayton juxtaposes pictures of surfing the net and jerking off, with a voiceover narrating his most heartfelt confessions and darkest fears. Gripping, raw, powerful.
Well, shit, I had no idea bedbugs were such horrible beasts. lisa g and her girlfriend found out the hard way in 2006 when their apartment was infested. They filmed the entire ordeal—washing clothes and sheets, moving furniture, bagging up everything, fumigation—only editing and releasing the movie last year.
Okay, that was just too cute for words. A superhero who changes into his secret identity by twirling around like Wonder Woman (but with more sparkles) and who turns gaybashers into prancing queens with lavender lightning? Be honest, who hasn’t fantasized about someone like that?
Hey, Karen X Tulchinsky’s a director! This fake infomercial hawks a female version of Thing (you know, from The Addams Family) for all the lonely gals tired of the club scene who need a helping hand. Terrifically acted, cutely raunchy, and so very funny.
Until last night, I could honestly say I’ve never seen a woman suck on a rubber dick worn by another woman, in a tux, wearing a horse’s head. After last night, I can no longer make that claim. Bren Ryder and Amber Dawn star in this offbeat little flick about fantasy and desire. Come for the confessions, stay for the horsey sex.