Desperado Best of 2019 Shorts

The One You Never Forget


Girls Weekend – 12 min

Directed by Kyra Sedgwick

When a queer daughter returns home to Las Vegas for a “girls weekend” with her estranged,
homophobic sister and people-pleasing mother, her gun-toting dad lets it slip that her mother’s
cancer is back with a vengeance, forcing her to decide whether or not she can rejoin her family.

The Handyman – 9 min


Repugnant – 13 min

Directed by Kyan Krumkieck

Grace must prove to the world that her pray-away-the-gay dog therapy works by trying to “cure” Fergis the pug of his homosexuality.

Tell By Date – 14 min


Stanley Stellar: Here for This Reason – 15 min

Directed by Eric Leven

40 years of the gay community’s ever-changing face, told by the man daring enough to photograph it all, Stanley Stellar.

The One You Never Forget – 9 min

Directed by Morgan Jon Fox

Carey, a 14-year-old boy nervously prepares for his first dance as his parents reminisce about their own. When Carey’s mother (Tasha Smith, EMPIRE) tasks Carey’s father (Malik Whitfield, THE TEMPTATIONS) with getting the perfect picture of Carey and his date, a moment of tension arises as Carey becomes elusive and tries to thwart his father’s objective.