Fri 8 November 9:00pm
From darkly funny personal musings to erotic adventures, there’s plenty of laughs in this series of hilarious short films. With adult animation, a magical dance inspired by cruising and explorations of mental health, does Good Clean Fun still exist?
Good Clean Fun features nudity and sexually explicit content.
Dawn of a New Gay (Rosie Gaunt-Mathierson, UK, 2019) 5 minutes
Comedian Jack Rooke goes back to uni to tell a tale of sexual enlightenment in the pre-Brexit, London-Olympic bliss of 2012. Featuring harpist Alexander Thomas, this short story is adapted from their acclaimed live show ‘Jack Rooke Love Letters‘.
Greta (Sparkman Clark, USA, 2019) 27 minutes
Greta is a young adult starting her life in New York City. Armed with self-loathing, hopelessness and existential dread, it seems the big city isn’t as difficult to navigate as her own brain. In this short film, director Sparkman Clark explores the darkness of mental illness with the lightness of humour.
Kiko’s Saints (Manuel Marmier, France, 2019) 26 minutes
Kiko, a Japanese illustrator on assignment in France, gets suddenly overwhelmed by a strange inspiration, while she realises she’s been spying on a gay couple on the beach next to the chapel where she’s working. Obsessed by such a vision, she will spy on those men and draw them secretly. This will slowly push her towards an encounter that will change her life and breaks her social rules.
Sammy the Salmon (Jake Shannon, Australia, 2019) 6 minutes
Spencer, while weeping uncontrollably on a beach starts a conversation with a talking salmon. Spencer explains that he is secretly gay but is due to marry his female fiancee. The salmon offers to help Spencer break up with his girlfriend and get his love life back on track, but all doesn’t go according to plan…
Stalls (Joao Dall’stella, USA, 2019) 3 minutes
Jonathan goes to the restroom in the middle of an opera performance. He has a very specific mission. He takes off his marriage ring and waits for someone to come in so he can be on his knees. His heart accelerates as each new guy comes into the restroom. Finally, after tapping his feet in what looks like a tap-dancing sequence he is able to find another man willing to give him what he wants.
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