Jackpot by Adam Baran


Jackpot is a 10-minute film by Adam Baran about a gay teen in 1994 who goes looking for a stash of abandoned gay porn mags. Baran says:

I really made the film because I loved teen movies and never really saw one for gay kids that both addressed their sexuality in the way that straight movies like Weird Science or American Pie or Superbad did, and let them get what they want. Jack in my film learns that he has to fight back for what he wants, even if it means he has to take a couple of licks. I think that’s a resonant message for gay kids everywhere.

I mentioned the Kickstarter completion bid for this a couple of years ago then promptly forgot about it so it’s good to find that the film got made, and won Best Short at the 2013 Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The whole thing can now be watched on Vimeo where Baran is trying to raise money to expand Jackpot into a feature. Via Towleroad.

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