Monday, June 18, 2018
"False Negative": curious gay Italian short film that starts out in a straight disco
Domenico Sarsco (Luca) and Emanuele Gampa appear in the 23-minute Italian short film “False Negative” (“Falso Negativo”), written and directed by Dario Lauritano
Luca and a younger friend get in to a straight disco in Milan after waiting in line. The younger friend tries to come on to Luca in a restroom (unusual behavior in bar). Luca tells him to go away but has to drive him home anyway.
One the way home, they’re caught in a drag race or road rage situation with some hooligans but manage to get away. Then Luca suddenly decides he is interested in his younger partner after all.
This is a rather strange story concept. I though that the title would refer to HIV.
Luca is particularly appealing physically. Both men speak English as well as Italian and can sing to 80s music on the radio. I thought he spoke Spanish to one guy in the bar.
I have yet to go to Italy. Picture, from Winstar in Oklahoma.