Viewing: June, 2010

Jun 8

June 8, 2010

The Flaws That Befall a Teenager Who Believes Nothing About Himself

The Flaws That Befall a Teenager Who Believes Nothing About Himself

I have this friend: Jacob. We met online in December 2007. He had everything: a loving relationship with a suitable guy, majoring in theater at Cornish College, a wealth of friends, and a family that finally accepted him for being gay. What happened next? He dumped his boyfriend, quit school, and moved with his family to Arizona. Why? There are many reasons, but mostly it’s because of God. “I literally quit on God,” he claims. “I started out trying to…

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Jun 8

June 8, 2010

SIFF Film Review: Brotherhood

SIFF Film Review: Brotherhood

Let’s start at the beginning: two strangers–both of them men–meet in a field at night for, what appears to be, anonymous and consensual sex. For one of them, it’s the first time, and he’s extremely nervous. After some reaffirmation that everything will be okay from the other man (Jimmy), the newbie begins to get undressed. At this time, four skinheads appear out of nowhere and attack the vulnerable–and more than likely closeted–”faggot”. The non-fatal coup de grâce comes in the…

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