A gay “Star Wars” themed short film examines love in an other-worldly sense — though the issues discussed in a little over three minutes are powerful and thought-provoking. That they do it in Stormtrooper uniforms makes it all the more intriguing, and that the film is in Spanish with English subtitles shouldn’t be a challenge.
The film was written by Fiana Marin and Vicente Bonet. Here’s what the website TOR says:
Recently shown in the Notodo Film Festival, the short Spanish-language film above, “Love Wars” tells the story of a stormtrooper couple locked in a different kind of galactic struggle. Could you be openly gay while serving the Empire? Seems like the answer was no.
The film is very open in regards to weaving in current political and class struggles as they affect the relationship of two men. Two men heavily invested in a galactic struggle that sees them as cannon fodder. Putting these faceless characters in a human situation risks coming off as funny, but the film is actually about more and illustrates the absurdity of people being forced into the closet quite effectively.
I have to confess I truly enjoyed this! Here’s the film on the website notodofilmfest, where it is part of an online film festival.
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