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Short film ‘Shower’ offers a darkly erotic and deeply horrifying portrait of repressed homosexuality

Actors Svend Erichsen and Per Magnus Barlaug standing in a locker room.

Shower is a short film by Norwegian filmmaker Henry K. Norvalls. After screening at several festivals around the world, it has finally become available to view online, and let’s just say, it’s pretty intense.

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The five-minute film, which stars Svend Erichsen and Per Magnus Barlaug, explores themes of homophobia and repressed homosexual desires, and somehow manages to walk the line between being darkly erotic and deeply horrifying both at the same time.

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In it, a man walks into an empty shower room after working out. He hears another guy in a nearby stall having, shall we say, gentleman time. One thing leads to another and, well, you’ll have to watch to see what happens next…

See the NSFW film HERE.

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  • Sam6969

    Horrifying. I could not see the end.

  • Jack Meoff

    Well that was a little disturbing. Not a very positive message in it.

  • Paco

    There was nothing erotic about it. I feel pity for men that live like that and put themselves in danger by messing with guys that aren’t sure about their sexuality and can turn on you in an instant if their masculinity becomes threatened.

  • Jonathonz

    Hard to watch but shows clearly the repressed desires of many of those that would destroy us.

  • Terrycloth

    That was truly disturbing..scary and creepy…nothing erotic..hard to the guy he punched repeatedly dead ? So many questions ..sad little movie

  • Bopper1

    …if I see one more gay film like this, I’m gonna puke…

  • Kieran

    And the moral of the story is…….gays always get it in the end. (No pun intended)

  • Ken A.

    The movie was interesting but it was horrifying. Showed dick at the end, the jerk off noise was fake. But yeah horrifying.

  • Billy Budd

    The message is that society is still working on acceptance. Most people are latent bisexuals like this married guy is. Most of them FEAR homosexuality because it is something that was taught to be wrong. I won’t live to see the day when most people will become bisexual, but it will surely happen. It is just a matter of time.

  • stevetalbert

    Taxi kum klo with querelle. I love german gay movies. Not

    • DavidIntl

      Norwegian. And I suppose the commentary that the film is trying to make is valid, but I too would like to see a few more gay-themed films where all “live happily ever after”.

  • Roan

    The twist at the end with his hand covered with blood and semen was brutal.

  • Alan down in Florida

    And the guy that comes into the showers and watches the beat down doesn’t make a sound when the outcome is for his benefit. Odd.

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