Short Film: ‘The Curse of the Un-Kissable Kid’

29 . May . 2017
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Several films talk about the LGBTQ community. In fact, India also has one of the biggest LGBTQ short film fests. Many LGBTQ films are quite serious – film-makers think that the concept leaves no place for humour. Therefore, when there’s a film that promises a quirky, entertaining take on the issues the LGBTQ community faces, colour us interested. ‘The Curse of the Un-Kissable Kid’ is that film.

The film’s set in a high-school and tells the story of a boy who’s bullied. He has a best friend who helps him out, but with a education environment that’s not the best, this boy has a problem.  During a fair, he meets a fortune-teller who gives him a magical potion. Once he has drunk the potion, he needs to find his true love and kiss them, or else he will disappear within 24 hours. What happens to the boy forms the rest of the film.

What’s Wow: The film’s quite entertaining and leaves you with a smile on your lips instead of a frown on your temple. It’s amazing how director and Writer Mark Marchillo keeps the tempo colorful and cheerful  with Matt Marr, who has also produced the film. The old – school touch really works with this one, taking this one ahead of the glut of short films.  The concept is what stands out. Who’d think they’d see the supernatural added in a film about LGBTQ??

What’s Blah: There’s nothing that we could find. In fact, it’s surprising to see an entertaining film that stands for LGBTQ rights.

Parting Shot:  These are the kind of films that the LGBTQ  community needs, quirky, entertaining films that push the envelope for the community.

 Directed by: Matt Marr.


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