Social issues - Completed 2010

THINKING STRAIGHT is a coming of age “rites of passage” story about struggling with your sexuality, first time relationships and finding out who you really are. A life affirming, uplifting short, peppered with comedy and romance for modern day teenage love!

& Awards

Short Film Corner (Cannes) 2010
Iris Prize Nominee 2011
Rushes Soho Shorts 2011
Mix Milano 2011
BFI London FF 2011
London Independent Film Festival 2011
Melbourne Queer Festival 2011
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Social issues, LGBT, Drama
    • Countries
    • Duration
    • 12 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ric FORSTER
    • Writer(s)
    • Becky SIMPSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Becky SIMPSON, Diane WHITLEY
    • Synopsis
    • A busy bar in the centre of Manchester. Two 18 year olds – Sam and Josh are leaning on the bar, drinking and checking out the girls and attempting to score.

      When Dilly walks in, Sam's life is set to change forever...

      Dilly is a stunningly attractive, self assured and confident. Her and Sam instantly hit it off and before the night is out they swap numbers, although much to Josh's annoyance Sam later rips up the number "I'll never get anywhere with her."

      The next day Sam & Josh are sat in the college grounds when who should walk past but Dilly. They discover they all attend the same college and Dilly invites Sam out for a drink. So ensues a montage of dating scenes...but why is Sam so cautious and secretive, always wanting to "take things slow".

      The situation comes to a head and Dilly demands to know where she stands, forcing Sam to admit the truth or risk losing Dilly forever. But is the truth so terrible after all?