Saturday, August 15, 2020

"Requited": a rather personal gay male short film drama as a young man revisited the life he just left


Sal Bardo presents “Requited” (2010, 5 Hands Films, 20 minutes), re-released this week.

A young man (Chris Damon) living in Manhattan chooses between seeing his current boyfriend off to the airport, or seeing his first love one last time forever at a wedding, a look back at his whole youth.  

The film starts in bed, which kind of reverses the opportunity for tension.

His other friends from his past, maybe before his “second coming”, remember his as talkative, maybe like me?   There is a very long penultimate shot of him alone in bed near the end.  

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