‘Is Your Teen A Homosexual?’ is a short allegorical comedy that satirizes Trump’s America by using the style of “teen hygiene” educational films of the 1950s. Johnny comes out to his family, who is helped by an off-screen Narrator, but stereotypes and prejudices prove to be stronger than family ties.
This fiction film was 1 of 9 projects selected for development at the Berlin International Film Festival Berlinale Talents Short Film Station and was 1 of 8 winning projects at the Toronto Queer Ideas Salon. Also, a finalist in the Main Film Pitch ton Court Pitching Competition. Winner of the (TRI) Cycle 2 Main Film Production Grant. Made with support from ACTRA Montreal.
The 31st Image&Nation LGBTQ Montréal Film Festival – Official Selection Queerment Québec (2018)
The 37th Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma – Official selection Vive la rigolade (2019)
Laura Mitchell as Mom
James Murray as Dad
Neil Kroetsch as the Narrator
Laurent M. Pitre as Johnny
Isabella D’Alesandro as Norma
Written and directed by Tamara Scherbak
Cinematography by Gabriele Kislat
Art Direction by Valentina Oresic
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