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Straight A (2016)

| Short, Drama
Struggling with maintaining his same-sex long term relationship a secret and keeping up with his image of being the perfect straight A son, Alex must face his father and tell him the truth about his sexuality.

Director:

Mariana Thome (as Mariana Robles Thome)

Writer:

Todd Lien
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Credited cast:
Nathan Chen Nathan Chen ... Mr. Chen
Zach Cramblit Zach Cramblit ... Kyle
Todd Lien ... Alex Chen
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Struggling with maintaining his same-sex long term relationship a secret and keeping up with his image of being the perfect straight A son, Alex must face his father and tell him the truth about his sexuality.

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A good first try
2 November 2019 | by SuaveknightSee all my reviews

In the age where pretty much anyone can pick up some recording device and put together a short for less than nothing...well...too many people actually do. And out of those who do, too many shouldn't. While it is in many ways easier and less expensive to put together a short, it is actually much more difficult to convey a compelling statement while creating 3-dimensional, understandable characters. "Straight A" has a good baseline in that we believe we can sense the characters' motivations...but the "driver" or "challenge" here is extremely shallow (been there, done that). As a rewrite, the writer/director/lead should think of a way that would make this story unique...or at least TELLING it in a unique way (and no, this is essentially a variation on "The Wedding Banquet"). I would highly encourage this team to try again...and wish them the best of luck.


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