SHORTS: I HAVE TO LAUGH

Life is too messy and complicated not to find the humor baked into every moment — especially when you’re queer. Whether it’s taking a pug to conversion therapy, working out relationship drama in the midst of a potential threesome, being trapped in a bathroom with your oversharing boss, gulping down wine during shiva to avoid coming out, or worrying about squeaky-clean sex on a date, these shorts remind us that we have to laugh because in the end . . . shit happens.

In this program


GENTLY, JENNIFER

Directed by Katie Doane Avery

When Jennifer and Madison sneak a peek at a porn collection, a model stirs a deep desire in Jennifer.

I THINK SHE LIKES YOU

Directed by Bridey Elliott

When Justine and Julia pick Jake up at a bar, it’s not quite the threesome he was expecting.

LIFTED

Directed by Julian Buchan

Charlie is a rideshare driver who, during a heavy flow of L.A. traffic, gets stuck with a stubborn passenger.

LUKEWARM

Directed by Mitch Yapko

John and Eric are on a date, and things seem to being going well, that is, until Eric starts to describe the night as “typical” and “mediocre.”

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE

Directed by Debra F. Simone

All Dana wants to do is create a fun and inclusive videogame, but instead she’s stuck working at a job she can’t stand.

NEXT LEVEL SHIT

Directed by Gary Jaffe

Taylor prepares obsessively for the perfect third date with dreamboat Chris, but his efforts backfire, sending the relationship spiraling to a whole new level of intimacy.

REPUGNANT

Directed by Kyan Krumdieck

Grace must prove that her pray-away-the-gay dog therapy works by trying to “cure” Fergis the pug of his homosexuality.

THE SHIVA CALLERS

Directed by Emi Shaufeld

When a closeted woman’s girlfriend shows up unexpectedly to her grandfather’s shiva, she must do anything in her power to stop her family from finding out.

STEPDADDY

Directed by Lisa Steen

Wyatt invites his college friend Patricia over for dinner to tell her he is seeing a new guy, someone who is close to her.

Dates & Times
Harmony Gold

Sat Jul 27
11:00 am

Past
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres

Fri Jul 19
10:00 pm