Thursday, January 31, 2019

"Thylacine": gay short film by Lampsos about a relationship

A “Thylacine” is an extinct marsupial wolf-like mammal.

I’m not sure whether the term applies to Charlie (Peter Michael Bondillio) or Nick (Trevor LaPaglia) in this 2014 short film, apparently set on a California beach, by Alex Lampsos of the New York Film Academy.

The film migrates from library stacks to beaches.  This is about younger men wanting relationships, when sometimes it’s better to spend time alone.  This is all Ninth Street Center, Rosenfels-like stuff.

The French piano music (a Satie Gymnopede and Debussy’s Claire de Lune) seems understated.
Picture: near one of the Silicon Valley tech campuses (my trip, 2018).