Mark Bessenger directed one of the best gay-themed films we reviewed last year, The Last Straight Man, and now he’s back with something a little different and more unusual. Rather than being a straightforward movie with a single plot, it takes the forms of 10 ‘confessions’, where different men talk about all sorts of different issues and situations. In many respects it’s a series of short films, which vary from the creepy and unsettling to the comedic and somewhat surreal.
There’s a young man who has to find the bravery to tell his parents that he’s a puppet, despite the fact they think that puppets are disgusting and abnormal. We have a man who appears to have kidnapped someone and is holding him in his basement, who slowly undresses as he reveals what is going on and why. In another, a hot young guys talk about what he’s really looking for as he lies in the arms of another man just after the throes of passion have ended. And in perhaps the most interesting of all the vignettes, a man slowly shaves off his beard, with each look he tries on a new persona that allows him to explore the fact that despite being with a woman, he has strong desires for men. [Read more…]