Synopsis by Brian J. Dillard
This gay-themed anthology collects four short films produced between 1990 and 2005. In Fishbelly White, directed by Michael Burke, an idiosyncratic rural youth (Mickey Smith) explores his nascent homoeroticism with an older boy (Jason Hayes), only to learn some harsh lessons about nonconformity. In Dare, written by David Brind and directed by Adam Salky, a high-school nerd (Adam Fleming) shares a sexually charged moment with a hunky classmate (Michael Cassidy). In Late Summer, written and directed by David Ottenhouse, a photographer (Augustus Kelly) recounts the genesis of one of his photographs, in the process revealing much about his adolescent self (Erol Zeybekoglu). And in Time Off, helmed by American-born Israeli Eytan Fox, a soldier (Hanoch Re'im) receives some unexpected insights into the private life of his dictatorial lieutenant. Fox would go on to explore similar themes with the full-length Yossi & Jagger, while Burke would use Fishbelly White as the basis for his feature The Mudge Boy.