Director: Adam Salky
Writer: David Brind
Genre: Short movie
Durtion: 16 min
Stars: Adam Fleming, Michael Cassidy and Marla Burkholder
Ben (Adam Fleming), nesiguran i povučen momak i Johnny (Michael Cassidy) se jednom prilikom zadese sami na bazenu. Samouvjereni Johnny tokom razgovora sa mlađim Benom ipak pokaže svoje skrivene želje i nedoumice oko sopstvene seksualnosti.
Ovaj kratki film me je podsjetio na jedan događaj iz mog tinejdžerskoh doba.
Nakon jednog treninga odem sa prijateljem da se istuširam pa da poslije odemo na piće. Usred tuširanja on pređe u moju kabinu i kaže mi: Ajde mi istrljaj leđa. Dok sam prelazio sapunom po njegovim širokim leđima, osjetio sam uzbuđenje, ali i strah da neko ne naiđe. Nervozno i žurno sam ga nasapunjao i rekao da se ispere. On se okrenuo prema meni i rekao: Okreni se i ja ću tebe. Kako sam već bio dovoljno uplašen od straha da neko ne naiđe, ali i da se ne primjeti da me to pali, rekao sam mu: “Neka ja sam već završio sa tuširanjem, a i bojim se da neko ne naiđe, može stvoriti pogrešnu sliku o nama.”
Da sam slušao moje želje tu je trebao da se desi poljubac, baš kao i na ovom filmu.
9 February 2011 | by Arcadio Bolanos (Peru) – IMDB
“Light Boy” Ben admires Johnny, the star of the new school play (“A streetcar named desire”). Unbeknownst to Johnny, this admiration will soon turn into lust. What then? Can the two boys remain friends or after certain limits are crossed there is no turning back? When Johnny invites Ben to swim together after having a few drinks, the conversation will become more intimate.
Both actors manage to convey a youthful spark, while at the same time expressing defined personalities in this brief story. It was especially interesting to see Michael Cassidy play a role only too familiar to his character in The OC or Hidden Palms, although here perhaps he is a most riveting seducer, full of sensuality.
There is something very subtle in the way these two boys interact with each other. Not only because of the ambiguous source of desire that ignites a more contact physical exchange between them or Ben’s suggestion of practicing a fellatio on Johnny. As they move swiftly in the swimming pool, it’s easy to realize that, indeed, something lies beneath the surface.
In the credits, director Adam Salky acknowledges filmmaker Tom Kalin; then it should be easy to understand why the fascination towards ambiguity and the subtlety are paramount guidelines in this short film.
- Director: Adam Salky
- Writers:David Brind
- Genres:Drama, Short
- Runtime:16 minutes
- Actors:Ben ‘Light Boy’Adam FlemingJohnnyMichael CassidyAlexaMarla BurkholderDrama TeacherTerry GuerinAlexa’s FriendCarly HainesJockMatt LundyJockSteve Sweigard
- Plot: Ben (Adam Fleming), an introverted high school senior who is running the lighting for his high school senior class play, shines a spotlight on Johnny (Michael Cassidy), an outgoing jock who can’t remember his lines in the play, and the target of Ben’s lust. Holding his desires inside, Ben offers to give Johnny a ride home from rehearsal and help with the lines. Once they arrive at Johnny’s house, Ben drowns his trepidation in champagne, and jokes provocatively with his crush. After a bit of mutual ribbing, the boys take a swim in Johnny’s pool. Each of the boys shares some of their most private thoughts, and things progress, until Johnny’s friends show up…. Written by trivwhiz
- Rating: (503 votes)