Monday, August 29, 2011

The Gayest Thing You'll See This Week

Cold Star is a gorgeously shot German short about tolerance, acceptance, bullying and diversity. It's beautiful, strange and sexy all at once.

It played at the San Francisco LGBT Film Festival this past June, where it reportedly received a standing ovation.

While it features no nudity, Cold Star does have plenty of same-sex kissing and some implied sexual activity, so it may be NSFW, depending on where you work. 

Personally, I think it's a profound and artistic essay on the fluidity of sexuality;  the joy of discovering one's true self and the positive influence of those who have gone before. If you are an ageist or a homophobe (and you really aren't welcome here if you are either), then Cold Star is definitely not a film you should watch. If you are someone who believes that love manifests itself in any number of ways, then you will get and love the seven minute short as much as I do. Via Towleroad, here is Cold Star:

More, anon.


DeepBlue said...

Great video. Love the pace of it.
Let's jump in!

Prospero said...

I bet the water is just fine!