Before getting into my mini film review, I want to express my excitement for finally purchasing a subscription to revry.tv, a queer entertainment streaming service full of films, shorts, television, podcasts, and music. Aside from categorizing content into familiar genres, the streaming service breaks their content into fun, campy collections. I mention this detail because the categorization makes picking out a show to watch far easier than going through an “LGBTQ” tab within say Netflix or Hulu. My hope is that my excitement with revry.tv continues to grow as there’s already an abundance of short-films and shows I want to encourage others to watch!
To digress no further: Stall (2017), a short, horror film directed by Andrew Daniel, is one piece I came across revry.tv. My fascination with Stall is the fact that the entire ten-minute film follows an unnamed protagonist (John D. Harding) through a solo-lead, cruising misadventure. The establishing shot displays a men’s restroom off the side of the freeway that appears more abandoned and tarnished than a suitable cruising spot. Regardless, the protagonist waits and readies himself in a bathroom mirror—an eerie detail as the cutaway from the close-up shot of the protagonist’s face to his full body shows zero mirrors.