Is Your Teen A Homosexual?

Short Film Station 2015

Project information

Talent Tamara Scherbak
Role of participant Writer/Director
Director Tamara Scherbak
Screenwriter Tamara Scherbak
Status pre-production

Production details

Running time 7 min
Country of Production Canada
Production Company
Miksang Productions


IS YOUR TEEN A HOMOSEXUAL? is a parody of American 'teen hygiene' educational films of the 1950s, about JOHNNY, a teenage boy coming out to his parents, but everyone, including the narrator, has a secret of their own.

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IS YOUR TEEN A HOMOSEXUAL? is a short comedic film parodying the ‘teen hygiene’ educational films of the 1950s. JOHNNY, the teenage son of an atypical North American suburban family, decides to announce to his family that he is gay. His parents, Mom and Dad, are in severe denial while his little sister, Norma, doesn't see what the problem is. With the help of the Narrator, the parents are able to come to terms, albeit in a twisted and absurdly stereotyped way with Johnny's homosexuality. All the while, the child who has the real psychological issues, the sister, is left to her own devices. Each character has their own quirks and repressed issues, including the Narrator who is gradually revealed to be an alcoholic as the film progresses.