Dare - Shorts Program
Taking risks comes with coveted rewards and crushing setbacks. In each of these challenging and playful shorts, men dare to confront the unknown—with wildly different outcomes.
In the devilishly satiric Men Don’t Whisper, a gay couple (Charles Rogers and Jordan Firstman, Call Your Father, Frameline41) wrestling with their own toxic masculinity attempts, in cringe-worthy fashion, to seduce two women. In Kissing Walls, love interests with unorthodox practices throw a pair of roommates way out of their comfort zones. A savvy social media influencer forces himself to reconcile his public online persona with the fact he’s still closeted to his family, in Share. The night gets steamy and volatile in You Look Good in Blue, a sexy tale of stolen kisses and fumbling lovemaking. Finally, The Dare Project takes audiences on a rare 15-year journey, starting with Adam Salky and David Brind’s classic short Dare (Frameline29). Popular hunk Johnny takes a late-night dip with cute loner Ben, but just as things get steamy, an interruption stops their flirtations cold—that is, until the much anticipated 2018 sequel, which brings back the same leading men, now in their 30s, to finish up what they started all those years ago.
— HARRY VAUGHN
This film contains sexually explicit material.
FILMS IN THIS PROGRAM
DIRECTOR Jordan Firstman | 2017 | USA | 22m
An insecure gay couple gets caught up in their own toxic masculinity and attempts, in cringe-worthy fashion, to seduce two women on a work trip.
DIRECTOR Zak Payne | 2018 | USA | 14m
Love interests with unorthodox dating rules throw a pair of Chicago roommates out of their comfort zones.
DIRECTORS Barna Szász & Ellie Wen | 2018 | USA | 13m
A savvy social media influencer forces himself to reconcile his hugely public online persona with the fact he's still closeted to his family.
DIRECTOR Harrison Sheehan | 2018 | USA | 15m
The night gets both steamy and volatile in this sexy tale of stolen kisses, close calls, and fumbling lovemaking.
DIRECTOR Adam Salky | 2018 | USA | 32m
A popular high school hunk Johnny takes a late-night dip with cute loner Ben. Fifteen years later, in this much anticipated, fan-demanded sequel, these two men—who haven’t seen each other since a late-night tryst in high school—bump into each other unexpectedly.
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