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This film continues my concentration on the hyper-sexualization of the gay teen experience. There remains a reality where intimacy and connection between young gay men are eclipsed by the pressure of often illegal, anonymous sexual encounters. This results in a shameful upbringing, fraught with loneliness and risk, that’s left unspoken.

This film dissects the substance abuse and prostitution that often accompanies troubled young queer men and women. Miami took records in HIV/AIDS rates for the 15-18 age demographic in 2018. I wanted to make a short film that shed a light on an individual who wasn't lucky enough to escape.

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