Sunday, February 03, 2019

"Only Always You": a homely gay man worships a hunk, who then has a girl friend who is "in the way"



Brandon Rogers and Anthony Florian, with Baily Hopkins as the intruder, play mental games in “Only Always You”, a short film by Anthony Aguiar (all in anamorphic 2.35:1).

A homely man hides behind a tree in a park and draws imaginary scenes in a notebook of his making out with a blond stranger. Then the Nordic man’s girl friend arrives.  She spoils his fantasy, well, almost. The drawing scenes are in black and white, but what he sees and imagines is in color.

  
I suppose you could read race or POC issues into this 2013 film (winner at Philadelphia QFest), although the film was shot before society had gotten so polarized.
  
The playful music score sounds French and impressionistic.

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