Guys Like Us

Expected to attend: Director Finn Paul ((the here and now) a visit), Director Amy Adler (Tear Jerker), Actor/Writer/Producer Sam Joans (Tear Jerker), Joenique Rose (Transcend)

This handsome collection highlights a robust representation of transguys and transmasculine folks. From dashing gender outlaws to hunks with hearts of gold, the heroes of these stories navigate landscapes of loss, develop brotherly bonds of friendship, and discover the pure exhilaration of being someone’s “Mr. Right Now.” These shorts showcase a spectrum of stories about self-defined men.

MoC Spanish hottie Victor needs to explore hir gender. But secrets don’t last forever, and Victor XX will have to defend the true image that the mirror reflects back. Tear Jerker is a portrait of Elliot, a guy faced with difficult life circumstances trying to find new ways to express old and familiar feelings. Shot in the stunning beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Finn Paul’s meditative (the here and now) a visit is a hybrid portrait of a friendship between two transgender pals. After being estranged from his family for three years, Julian (Kingston Farady, Black Is Blue, Frameline38) returns home to spend Thanksgiving with his family, in Transcend. Will Julian have his seat at the table? Two young guys meet at an underground party after midnight on New Year’s Eve, and push each other to try something new in Say U Will.

— Desiree Buford

Co-presented by:
Lyon-Martin Health Services, a program of HealthRIGHT 360
Project AFFIRM
tm4m(trans men for men)

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