a short film by Travis Mathews
2010 | 14 mins | US
›› I Want Your Love
a sexually explicit teaser of things to come.
I Want Your Love by Travis Mathews At what point do two buddies opt to take their friendship to a more physical level, is the backdrop to this explicit short from director Travis Mathews of In Their Room fame. That lips are soon to be seen doing more than just talking, reflects a scenario that realistically enacts many a bedroom fumble and sexual act.

Produced with all the frankness of the Naked Sword team, this, the Grand Prize Winner of the noted TLA 2010 Short Film Contest offers and as to be expected, more graphic sex, than plot. And that's a shame given the premise to be had, one that cannot help but leave you wondering whether or not orgasmic delights have brought the two men closer together, or ruined what had been so good between them? Indeed just where does this leave their friendship?

That the answers are to be found in the feature length expansion of this work, is a good thing, one that will hopefully find Mathews taking into account Marco Berger's captivating exploration of male friendship and sexuality that is Plan B and give the love making pair, more plot. Thankfully Jesse Metzger and Brenden Gregory make for atypical sex stars; bearded and tattooed, they give this work a real, if almost voyeuristic feel to it, as rounds of laughter and bouts of wrestling, compete with acts of man sex. As it stands, this remains a sexually explicit teaser of things to come.

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Nudity - sexually explicit. 
Overall - file under ... 2+ stars. 
starring: Jesse Metzger and Brenden Gregory.
Grand Prize Winner of the TLA 2010 Short Film Contest.
Copyright 2011 David Hall - www.gaycelluloid.com.
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