Judge Brett Cullum finds a half dozen reasons to enjoy cutting it short.
Short, queer, and musical.
Wolfe video has done a great job with releasing gay short films for GLBT viewers to enjoy when they can't get to a film festival. These features have been key to developing new talent and ideas for full fledged features, or telling a quick story when the need arises. All six of these are aimed at gay men, considering lesbians only appear in supporting cameo roles in two of them. The girls do get a funny musical number called "Wasted Lesbian Love" in the final short, but that's getting ahead of myself. First, I guess I should tell you a bit about each short featured on this DVD.
• "Fairies" (20 minutes)
• "Dish" (16 minutes)
• "Teddy" (13 minutes)
• "Frequent Traveler" (8 minutes)
• "The Back Room" (16 minutes)
• "Boycrazy" (25 minutes)
DVD Verdict was sent a screener by Wolfe Video, so our version had no extras or even a menu. I can't evaluate the final product on technical terms or what they might add later. The transfer looked all right though the low budgets show up a bit with grain and softness throughout. Sound is a simple stereo that works just fine. I don't think these films need extras, but it would be nice to hear more about them.
The Boycrazy collection contains six good short films that are all touching and clock in well under a half hour. There should be something for everybody—a little drama, a little sex, some Sondheim tributes, and glitter. And if you don't like one, you can always skip to the next. It's like ordering a half dozen assorted donuts minus the carbs, and safer because you won't damage your chances at a six pack watching these.
Not guilty of shortchanging gay film fans, Boycrazy has some really great films for people with short attention spans or not much time.
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