Millimeterle

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X jumps first. Down in the water, he’s not allowed to change position. The goal for Y and Z is to jump as close as possible to X. The one who jumps closest to X wins the game.

Measuring their power and proving themselves is part of the boys’ everyday life. Even for the 13-year old gentle-natured Yannik. Until his best friend’s upcoming sexual curiosity suddenly puts him in a threatening situation. Where is the line between game and reality and what happens if that line is crossed?

My 13

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Jonathan is in love with Julie. Unable to gather the courage to speak to Julie, Jonathan formulates a plan to steal her diary, which he believes would reveal to him the way to impress his crush. The plan includes befriending Julie’s brother Charles who is Jonathan’s classmate. Thanks to Charles, Jonathan gets an invitation to a party at their house.

During the party, Jonathan manages to steal the diary, excuses himself and heads home to read it. On one of the pages of the diary, he finds a drawn heart and the name …Jonathan. He is overjoyed until he realises what’s really going on…

The short is in French but pretty easy to follow. If you want to watch it with subtitles (English, German, Spanish or Portuguese) you can do that here.

Sex Education

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Sex Education is a new comedy series on Netflix that promises to make you “laugh, cry and cringe.” The series debuted this week and as evidenced by the title, is all about sex.

Unlike recent YA originals on Netflix — see To All the Boys I’ve Loved BeforeDumplin’ and Sierra Burgess is a Loser — these high schoolers are doing more than dancing around the romantic idea of sex. They’re hungry for it, and they’re having it.

The series that casts Asa Butterfield as Otis , a sweet, unassuming 16-year-old outcast whose single, free-loving sex-therapist mum Jean (Gillian Anderson!) is always embarrassing him with her lack of boundaries. After watching him give some surprisingly great sex advice to a fellow student, Otis’ rebellious crush Maeve persuades him to set up his own informal therapy practice on campus and cut her in on the profits.

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Boygame

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John and Nicholas are 15 and best friends. They’re very interested in girls but feel rather insecure when it comes to a first sexual encounter. That’s why they decide that they will get some ‘practice’ on each other…

Why does god hate me?

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Why does god hate me? is a short film about Matthew, a 14-year-old boy living in a very religious town, whose best friend Ester tries to ‘cure’ him of being gay. But a trip to San Francisco shows Matthew that he might not be the one who needs curing.

The documentary ‘American Circumcision‘ is live on Netflix

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American Circumcision, the controversial documentary by director Brendon Marotta, is available on Netflix. In the film, director Marotta questions why the surgery is routinely done on infants in the U.S. and its ramifications.

Marotta said that the “routine surgery” done on infants leads to a particular kind of PTSD that may contribute to what we refer to as “toxic masculinity” now. According to Marotta, “Even the most pro-circumcision doctor in our film admits the pain from circumcision creates a lasting change in behavior that has been scientifically proven. Change in behavior is a form of memory, what in this case is known as somatic memory.”

Marotta continues, “When it comes to toxic masculinity or rape culture, one of our interview subjects notes that circumcision teaches men that if you are bigger and stronger than someone else, you get to do what you want to their body. It teaches this in their first shared sexual experience, the first time someone else touches their genitals, and in the relationship all other relationships will be patterned on, their relationship with their mother.”

Marotta understands that some people might have some resistance to this information and underscores his point by adding, “Imagine a friend told you when he was an infant, his parents paid someone to cut off his pinky finger without anesthesia. Would it be hard to accept this experience was formative in some way? If he told you he felt he had lasting trauma, would you believe him? Which is more personal — a finger or the penis?”

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