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Gay Filmmaker Explores A World Where Straights Are Persecuted And Gays Are The Norm

Award-winning out filmmaker Sal Bardo has an intriguing idea for his next project, and he needs your help.

Bardo is launching a Kickstarter campaign for his new short film Pink Moon, which is intended to explore the fallout of an unplanned pregnancy between two teens in a society in which heterosexuality isn’t tolerated and abortion is forbidden.

It’s a thought provoking idea that hasn’t been seen before, and we’re definitely into it. The short film is intended as the precursor to a feature-length screenplay, a tactic that was used successfully by 2011’s LGBT indie hit Pariah.

Forbidden love? Persecuting straights? We’re definitely in.

But seriously, check out the video below, and remember that sometimes opening up your wallets is the only way to ensure that bold visions like this from an LGBT filmmaker can actually make it to the screen.

Otherwise, it’s all Transformers XVI and Guardians Of The Galaxy (though we hear Chris Pratt’s abs are quite nice).

On:           Feb 18, 2014
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    • Tookietookie123

      Finally, I’ve thought about a plot like this for a movie almost 8 years ago. It’s time for straight people to get to know how it is to be gay.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • katbox80

      @Tookietookie123: Um… there have been thousands of shorts like these for ages.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 5:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • glockjock

      This isn’t a new concept. The title and author escape me (possibly Robert Heinlein) but the short story involved a future world where straights were forced into hiding and were put into reparative therapy if caught. I suspect Bardo is hoping that nobody notices the similarity.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QuintoLover

      This is DEFINITELY not new. I remember a short film from around two years ago where a very young girl had feelings for a boy (who seemed to like her back in private, *hint hint*) when they were both living in a society where same sex couples were the norm and heterosexual couples were feared and loathed. Anyways, everyone finds out the girls a straight, they bully her (including the boy) and she kills herself. It was heartbreaking.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 6:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robirob

      There is also the full lenght movie feature Almost Normal by Wolfe Video from 2005 where gay is mainstream and being straight is the big taboo.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 6:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • autarkic

      Count me in for helping with kickstarter. I love this idea, yes it’s old but I fell in love with a novel just a few years ago based on the same plot. I found the novel by accident in a way. I was visiting a friend of mine in Minneapolis and I accompanied him to a book signing, the author is a friend of his. Well, i’m known to do whatever a young hot hunk wants me to do, so I bought his novel just to be introduced to him. That turned out to be a good decision on my part. This Matthew Beier can tell a story. It’s jammed packed with controversial social issues and full of classic life values. I am no writer as you can tell in this post, so I’m not even going to attempt to do this novel it’s justice. I couldn’t be happier with his style of writing, his plot and the unsettling ending. I WANT MORE BY THIS AUTHOR. The author is Matthew Beier and the novel is THE BREEDERS. I think i need to visit Minneapolis again and be re-introduced, if his mind is this Effed up, he must be just as freaky in bed.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 8:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201

      a world where official family limitation glorifies homosexuality

      The wanting seed. 1962. Yes 1962
      By Anthony Burgess (A Clockwork Orange)

      Feb 18, 2014 at 9:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all

      This sound like a stupid idea for a movie. And the people who might need to see it won’t.

      Feb 18, 2014 at 10:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaoming

      If they shoot the promo backwards, how can they be expected to shoot the film properly?

      Feb 19, 2014 at 12:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      LOL@ you guys pretending not to know the REAL reason it sounds so familiar…it’s in THE AGENDA! Don’t you guys read your copy?

      Unfortunately the kind of people we ideally need to engage with such narratives are entirely lacking the reasoning ability, empathy or will to interpret it as anything other than a genuine foreshadowing of their oppression by the forces of their future gay overlords — this is the gay “The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion”!

      Feb 19, 2014 at 12:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all

      @PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID: What are you talking about? This movie sounds stupid, but I don’t think it’s an anti-gay treatise designed to scare straight people into thinking that gay people are plotting to dominate the world. Where did you get that idea from?

      Feb 19, 2014 at 1:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anthony

      Ummmm…. Love Is All You Need starring Kellen Lutz and Camilla Belle. At least this one has somewhat big name actors.

      Feb 19, 2014 at 6:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • salbardo


      The concept of a homonormative world has actually been used in fiction for at least 50 years, the first (to my knowledge) being “The Crooked Man,” which was published in Playboy magazine in 1955. I’m aware of the film Love Is All You Need? as well, but “Pink Moon” focuses on reproductive rights. I’ve actually written a piece for HuffPost about all of this, which will be posted sometime soon.

      Feb 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted

      I recently produced a film just like this. It’s a reversed world. We recently were selected at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Google Hidden Hills The Movie. Visit http://www.HiddenHillsTheMovie.com (.)

      Feb 19, 2014 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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