It seems that Emile Hirsch doesn’t want to let James Franco to be the only actor who’s output becomes homoerotic when they stepped behind the camera. After the shirtless guis and sexual tension of his directorial debut, a music video for Daft Punk’s ‘Alive’, he’s back with a cross-dressing tale of a man, his neighbour and the internet.
It’s a nicely ambiguous video where are man could be seen as sweet and romantic, or odd and stalkerish, while the twist at the end could either be a situation getting slightly out of hand, or almost the fruition of an elaborate piece of role-playing.
It’s a nice way of playing with gender-roles and expectations, although it does seem that if we’re going to draw any conclusions about Hirsch from his directorial output so far, he’s very interested in the male body and working out. We’ll have to see whether he continues the theme with whatever he comes up with next.