Last week, PJ and I watched Boy’s Life 6, a dvd of four short gay films: “Bugcrush,” “Doorman,” “Davy & Stu,” and “Heartland.” All four of the films have something to recommend them, but the best–by far– is the first, “Bugcrush.”

“Bugcrush” is about a high school kid named Ben, played by Josh Caras (pictured here), who immediately becomes fascinated with the new, mysterious guy at school, Grant, played by Donald Cumming. When Grant invites Ben over to his house one evening, the mysterious becomes increasingly suspenseful and terrifying.

This 37-minute short film was directed by Carter Smith and is based on a short story by Scott Treleaven. I really like what he does with this movie. As the film progresses, the video and audio sometimes become non-synchronous. In other works, you hear what’s happening before you see it. This really adds to the suspense. Ultimately, this is an unsettling movie, but it’s really well done.

You can watch “Bugcrush” on Logo Online. I highly recommend it. The film also has a really great website. It’s worth a visit too.

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