Fun in Boys Shorts

SECTION: Short | Shorts Programs

Check your blues at the door and get ready to smile! Come down to the Castro for Frameline’s annual celebration of lighthearted, flirty, goofy, upbeat, and maybe even touching short films—including dance breaks that will have you both bumping and rolling in the aisles.

This program contains sexually explicit material.


Michael and Michael Are Gay: Dinner with Straights

DIRECTORS Ian Alda & Annika Kurnick | 2018 | USA | 9m

When their seemingly cool friends, a straight couple, inquire how the married Michaels keep things fresh in the bedroom, it prompts a crisis: is TMI ever a good thing?


DIRECTOR Nick Borenstein | 2019 | USA | 5m

Everything’s going wrong for Corey as he sits alone at a coffee bar. But an offer from a cute waiter changes his mood… dramatically.


DIRECTOR Lisa Steen | 2019 | USA | 8m

College ex-friends and failed lovers—gay nerd Wyatt (Max Jenkins, The Mess He Made, Frameline41) and sad-sack Patricia (Lauren Blumenfeld)—have an awkward reunion dinner, only to find they may share something way too close. Also starring Peter Gallagher, Stepdaddy made its world premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.

Matt & Dan: Zombie Ex

DIRECTOR Will Gordh | 2019 | USA | 6m

You didn’t expect to see him again after that awkward breakup. Now the apocalypse has come, and there he is. What’s the right thing to say to your zombie ex? A new escapade from hilarious webisode creators Matt Wilkis and Daniel Gordh.

Clothes & Blow

DIRECTOR Sam Peter Jackson | 2018 | UK | 23m

In this sharply written and touching comedy, an American voiceover artist in London (David Menkin, Florence Foster Jenkins) finds himself questioning his life of hookups and emotional avoidance when he receives an unexpected visit from his mother (the marvelous Nancy Baldwin, Mamma Mia!).

What Is the Sexy?

DIRECTORS Dudley Beene & Heath Daniels | 2019 | USA | 3m

A clever, raunchy answer to its titular question comes in the form of this fun tribute to 1990s music videos.


DIRECTOR David Scala | 2019 | USA | 17m

Why can’t Darren finally pop the question to his longtime sweetie Elliott? Insecurities run deep and hilarity breaks out at every turn in this poignant romantic comedy starring Daniel K. Isaac (Billions) and Ryan Jamaal Swain (Pose).