Sunday, December 17, 2017

Short film "Forces" is as much about US wars as it is about LGBT, drawn down to one friendship back home

Dominc Poliquin’s short film “Forces”, produced by Branden Blinn (8 min) depicts a friendship between a gay football player (Nicola Tomasinni) and a straight Army soldier (Benoit Gauvin).

They have grown up in houses on opposite sides of a creek that seems to be in Appalachia. The soldier joined the Army to make something of himself, but developed PTSD after deployment (some combat scenes are shown). When he returns, he challenges his friend, who challenges him back.  And it has nothing to do with sex at all.

This is more about Obama’s War (after Bush’s war) and perhaps the Stop-Loss policy (backdoor draft).

I do have one person friend (I believe a combat engineer) deployed to Afghanistan. 

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