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Joel Schumacher directs 'Man in the Mirror' about closeted high school jock

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Openly gay film director Joel Schumacher has gotten behind the lens for a new short film, Man in the Mirror, which is now in the PBS Online Film Festival. The story is about basketball star Jason, who has a beautiful girlfriend but has sex on the side with the gayest guy in school. For some strange reason he meets his f**k buddy during school in the locker room, kissing and embracing him...and "shockingly" gets caught. The film ends with what is played as a tough decision for Jason.

While it's got a world-class director, the writing and acting leave a bit to be desired. Still, with so few stories of gay athletes told on film, we'll take it. You can watch the 15-minute film below.

Hat tip to Towleroad.