6 Queer Short Films You Should Look Forward To This Pride Month

Queer Short Films

It’s June, and it means Pride Month is officially here!

To celebrate this eventful month, we’re listing some queer shorts that will surely tug at your gay heartstrings in both the best and heartbreaking ways. 

Check out these six short films that are coming to GagaOOLala this June!

The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

Streaming on: June 6

Country: Korea

Length: 30 mins

‘The Fifth Season’ tells the story of two girls, Eunha and Seowoo, who are in love with each other. They are about to move in together when Seowoo falls into a coma after an accident. Eunha, however, finds it difficult to be by her lover’s side because of Seowoo’s parents’ disapproval. It’s now a question of how Eunha will cope with this hurdle in their relationship.

‘The Fifth Season’ is directed by Yang Kyeong Hui, the same director of BLs ‘Kissable Lips’ and ‘The Director Who Buys Me Dinner’.

Watch ‘The Fifth Season’ on GagaOOLala starting June 6.

Toto Forever

Toto Forever

Streaming on: June 8

Country: Spain, USA

Length: 14 mins

‘Toto Forever’ is a critically acclaimed short film first released in 2009 by promising director Roberto Canuto. It tells the story of Toto, a young postman, who becomes a savior of a man named Mark after he gets entangled with the mafia. They eventually fall in love, but as Mark’s situation continues to worsen, it puts a burden on their relationship. ‘Toto Forever’ is considered a cult classic after gaining popularity in underground gay cinema.

Watch ‘Toto Forever’ on GagaOOLala starting June 8.

Kimchi Fried Dumplings

Kimchi Fried Dumplings

Streaming on: June 12

Country: Canada

Length: 14 mins

On one Christmas Day, Carl shows up with his new boyfriend, causing chaos in the family. Because of a painful past, Carl decides to leave, with his brother Adam left to take care of their aging parents. As the holiday unfolds, the two brothers try to mend their strained relationship. ‘Kimchi Fried Dumplings’ wants to show the complexities of family ties in the context of being true to one’s self, especially for gay people.

Watch ‘Kimchi Fried Dumplings’ on GagaOOLala starting June 12.

One Way

One Way

Streaming on: June 19

Country: Taiwan

Length: 12 mins

‘One Way’ is about two long-time friends. One day, one of them breaks up with their girlfriend, and the other is unemployed. They decide to go to the mountain. 

Wonder what happens next? Watch ‘One Way’ on GagaOOLala starting June 19!

Poof

Poof

Streaming on: June 20

Country: UK

Length: 17 mins

‘Poof’ is a story of discovery and exploration. Aaron, an 18-year-old, is stuck in a small town with his dad and a job that he hates. One day, he meets Mike at a party. He denies his feelings until they share a kiss that transforms his life. They keep their relationship unknown, but the more he hides it, the harder it is to keep it a secret. He starts to consider how his choices and exploration are going to impact the remainder of his life.

Watch ‘Poof’ on GagaOOLala starting June 20.

Fragment

Fragment

Streaming on: June 28

Country: Thailand

Length: 8 mins

‘Fragment’ may be the shortest of the shorts on this list, but it’s cute and heartwarming, so don’t underestimate it! It tells the story of Fon, a girl who has been in love with her best friend for a really long time. She has always kept her feelings hidden, but it makes her uncomfortable to see her best friend share intimate moments with her boyfriend. How long will Fon be able to hold her feelings in?

Watch ‘Fragment’ on GagaOOLala starting June 28.

 

 

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