HOLE – Bedding Andrew : Disability and Sex : Two Powerful films
ANDREW AND KEN
These disabled and gay men were the stars of two great short films at the recently concluded Inside Out LGBT film festival. I was able to hang around these guys and I can now say I have rubbed shoulders with these actors. Feel like such a groupie! Well, better late than never!
The first short film was “HOLE”, acted by Ken Harrower, a gay actor with a disability (director: Martin Edralin). This film was later judged to be the best Canadian short in the festival and has won other awards previously.
The pre-showing publicity material said rather blandly : “A disabled man yearns for intimacy in a world that would rather ignore him” It also rather coyly shows a very unsexy visual (see here).
When I saw the film, I realised the pre-publicity did him no favours. It was a real towering performance and extremely realistic and honest. It shows Billy , a disabled gay man, (Ken plays him to perfection) asking his (presumably straight) healthcare worker for some unusual services.
Health warning (benefit?): Orgasms are good for releasing those endorphins.
The other film was “BEDDING ANDREW” (director: Blair Fukumara) which is an autobiographical piece by Andrew Morrison-Gurza. Andrew does consultancy on disability and runs an outfit called “Deliciously Disabled”. Most 30-somethings should be at the peak of their sexual adventures and prowess. Andrew is good-looking and hot, only issue (more in the eyes of his potential lovers) is his disability. He recounts his first experience at age 19 (they start early, don’t they?), where someone he had just gone hot and heavy with, zipped up and left him naked on his bed and said, “that was a pity fuck!”
The actor is already doing his second film, to be called “Andrew Moving”. Watch out for another honest display of the issues faced by a person with a disability (even if he is a deliciously disabled bloke).
Please contribute here: http://bit.ly/andrewmoving
Andrew’s website: andrewmorrisongurza.com