Here’s a great (and rather sexy) little gay short about self-acceptance, made by Mike Buonaiuto. The film was put together as a bit of a semi-crowd source venture, with social media followers from around the world interacting with costume decisions, narrative choices and even getting to watch the short being filmed live via Ustream.
The film mocks up a futuristic advert for a customisable robot and uses the mechanical metaphor to say we should never seek to control, suppress or silence a person, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. We are not robots.
“I wanted to shoot something engaging, with a universal message about self-acceptance and homophobia,” said filmmaker Mike Buonaiuto. “News reports of homophobic abuse and the devastating effects it has on families are becoming ever too common. I hope the film will inspire young people struggling with accepting their sexuality due to bullying or fear to find confidence within themselves. We are not machines, we are human and we cannot be controlled, suppressed or silenced.”