Written, co-produced, directed and performed by Trevor Anderson, with bright and breezy animation courtesy of Rat Creek
Design, this imaginative Canadian short is ironically thanks to a homophobic email that Anderson received suggesting
that all gays should be "put on an island, so you can give each other AIDS."
All of which got Anderson thinking - why not? For what if homosexuals had an island of their own? Exit gay ghetto and
welcome to a 'homo-utopia' as-it-were, namely a tropical paradise complete with universal access to free life
prolonging cocktails, the strongest masseurs for those in need of special 'hands on' attention
and a Godly send off for our friends who pass to new waters.
Sure it's a rant, but along the way Anderson singles out AIDS care as he voices his thoughts whilst walking through
the snow covered terrain of Cold Lake, northern Alberta; computer graphic style.
Only would you want to live on 'Fagot Island' as he calls it? Interestingly Anderson concludes that as nice an idea as it
is, even in his fantasies he can't stay there very long, as there's something about the place that seems - kind of
lonely. And that's just the point, for in this highly colourful but poignant piece, Anderson prompts the question
of whether you would wish to live your life devoid of contact with our bisexual, transgender and lesbian
friends, let alone the land of the straights? A 'homo-utopia' or perhaps an island
just worth the occasional visit - the jury is out!