Mrs McCutcheon 2017
Not Rated | 17min | Short, Comedy, Drama | 10 June 2018 (USA)
Having always felt he was born in the wrong body, 10-year-old Tom chooses the name Mrs McCutcheon rather than the name he was given at birth; he also prefers the flow of a dress rather than the cut of a pant. Now at his third school Tom is having trouble settling in and finding acceptance from his newfound peers – except for Trevor, a tough little charmer who also suffers prejudice due to his Aboriginal heritage. With the school dance only days away Tom is thrust on a journey of self-discovery and sacrifices to find his place in the world. Be prepared for a courageous ending that might just revolutionize the school dances forever.
Coming Home 2015
14min | Short, Drama | 24 May 2015 (USA)
Ivan is a Taiwanese high school student pressured constantly by his mother. He meets Eric, a rebellious exchange student from the U.S., and together they take a road trip down the most dangerous highway in Taiwan, despite Ivan’s mother’s objections. Their trip is cut short when Eric reveals that he must return home after graduation, forcing Ivan to confront his darkest demons.
The Fosters 2013 S05E21
Turks & Caicos
TV-14 | 1h | Drama, Romance | Episode aired 5 June 2018
The family travels to Turks and Caicos for Brandon and Eliza’s wedding, where they find themselves at odds with their future in-laws; when Brandon and Eliza butt heads, Brandon turns to the person who knows him best.
Fiertés (original title) Drama | TV Mini-Series (2018– )
First, this is so safe and timid, one has to wonder why this was produced and aired on Arte and not France 2. Let’s admit they tried (very clumsily) to embrace a large audience. Still, if the third episode wasn’t set in 2013, you could swear this was produced in the 90’s. Fiertés (what a badly chosen title, considering the result) only is the mostly joyless depiction of the many pains that a gay man has to go through – as if a gay life was only a life of pain. But the worse part is that this limited series (pun intended) almost always choses the side of the heterosexual characters over the gay ones. As if asking for empathy from a straight audience toward gay men was impossible. Finally, the pace is severely lacking, everything is toned down to the point of total blandness, and the depiction of the working class is laughable. A serious misfire.
A young coming-of-age tale about a teenage boy, Simon Spier, goes through a different kind of Romeo and Juliet story. Simon has a love connection with a boy, Blue, by email, but the only problem is that Simon has no idea who he’s talking to. Simon must discover who that boy is–who Blue is. Along the way, he tries to find himself as well.