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REELING: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Hot Pants Campers

86 mins


This is your high camp and relational dramedies tool kit: YOU. ME. SEX. BATHROOM. NOW. will teach you a very simple trick. PERPETUAL tells the story of a young man venturing into the underground world of sexual encounters with a stranger. FOLLOWERS offers a unique perspective revealing the holy spirit in very unholy circumstances. Try to keep your (hot) pants on during this NSFW series of sizzling to silly shorts. Curated by Rebecca Lavoie.

In This Program


    Tim Marshall / UK / 2014 / 12 mins
    When an elderly woman witnesses the face of Jesus imprinted on the swim trunks of a young African man, she befriends him, believing God has sent him to free her from loneliness.

  2. Mini Supreme

    Michael Phillis / USA / 2015 / 9.5 mins
    After he's fired from his soulless corporate job, Jeremie schemes to make rent by entering a children's beauty pageant disguised as a 7-year-old girl with a growth disorder.

  3. Open Relationship

    Carlos Ocho / Spain / 2014 / 14 mins
    The stable, five-year relationship between two opposite men is set off-kilter when one of them spontaneously suggests an open relationship.

  4. Perpetual

    Peter Ahlén Lavrsen / Denmark / 2015 / 26 mins
    In this unconventional love story, a young man walks the line between love and lust before the backdrop of a private booth at a seedy sex club.

  5. You. Me. Bathroom. Sex. Now.

    Francisco Fuertes / USA / 2013 / 17.5 mins
    Fleeing to the welcome embrace of a garish neighborhood dive, a man mourns his unfaithful ex until a mysterious stranger enters and passes him a note: "You. Me. Bathroom. Sex. Now."

  6. Zolushka

    Wes Hurley / USA / 2013 / 7 mins
    A queer rendering of the classic folktale, in which Zolushka (Russian for 'Cinderella') is a lonely janitor at a gay bar and Prince Charming (adult superstar, Colby Keller) is a Tom of Finland fantasy come to life.