When archiving memorable films from Reelout’s 20 years, one thing was undeniable, in our earlier years, Reelout was far more risk-taking and subversive when it came to depicting sex and sexuality on the big screen when we first began. While LGBTQ Canadians still struggled for human rights Reelout made no apologies in creating a space that defiantly said, EVERYWHERE ELSE IS YOURS, THIS SPACE IS QUEER. And nothing says 110% queer film and video than honest and explicit sexuality depicted on screen. So FAIR WARNING this is one of four specially-designed shorts programs that has been carefully curated for mature queer audiences that will include explicit nudity and sexual activities VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED and only MATURE AUDIENCES 18 years + will be admitted.
HOTTER THAN GRINDR is a memorable collection of down and dirty short films about guys and sex from Reelout’s 20-year history.
Masturbation: Putting the Fun Into Self-Loving by J.T. Tepnapa/8min/2002/USA Dr. Sigmund Winston, along with the help of his trusty sidekick Billy, teaches the students of the ’50s how to put more excitement into self-loving. Boys from the local YMCA and visual aides give the audience a simple step-by-step approach to masturbation.
1000 Cumshots by Wayne Yung/2003/1min/CANADA A fast-paced meditation on race and gay pornography. YOU do the math.
I’d Rather Be Looking at Gay Porn by Jared Mitchell & R.M Vaughn/3:05min/2010/CANADA An anthem for the disenchanted. When the respectable and desirable activities of modern society have turned to rot and stupidity, one voice calls out for a retreat to that which is supposed to be so disreputable.
Spilt Milk by Alexander Edwards/ 5:45 min/2009 /AUSTRALIA There’s no use crying over this hot and heavy glimpse into one man’s early morning activities. There’s a lot more cooking in this kitchen than just breakfast.
Pine by Ali El-Darsa/6:11min/2009/CANADA An experimental portrait of a queer man’s internalized sexual desire.
Saturn Devours by Johnnie Walker/14min/2016/CANADA A young man suffers a surreal string of bad luck around the same time an ancient god starts following him around town.An offbeat magical realist comedy about astrology, gay sex, and millennial ennui.
Peter and the Wolf by Wes Hurley/5min/2013/USA A sexy new retelling of the classic fairy tale juxtaposed with Sergei Prokofiev’s original score.
In Their Room by Travis Mathews/20:10 min/2009/USA In Their Room is about gay men, bedrooms, sex and intimacy. The film ventures into the bedrooms of eight different men where you see them doing everything from the most banal to the most erotic. Complementing the revealing nature of their everyday activities are confessional interviews about fantasies, turn-ons and vulnerabilities. You never leave their bedrooms, but this is unmistakably San Francisco of the present.
Steam Clean by Richard Fung/1990/3:30min/CANADA Two men perform this safe sex public service announcement.
I Want Your Love by Travis Mathews/ 13:55min/2010/USA In I Want Your Love, two best friends playfully negotiate their way toward having sex together for the first time. It’s a familiar scenario that most gay men can relate to, and one not as uncomplicated as these two friends would prefer.
Community Sponsor: Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance