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‘Giant Little Ones’ is an unexpected film about sports, sex, sexuality and love

When two friends and teammates experience a moment of intimacy, ‘Giant Little Ones’ becomes a story of self-discovery.

‘Giant Little Ones’ explores the repercussions between friends and teammates when something unexpected happens between friends one night.

A special little film is making its way through the theaters right now, and it’s well worth the 90 minute run time.

Giant Little Ones’ is a surprising exploration of sex and sexuality in a somewhat unconventional love seesaw that will keep you guessing until the very lost shot of the film. It centers on two high school swimmers and best friends, Franky and Ballas, whose lifelong friendship is tested when the two boys experience something together one night that seems difficult — or even impossible — to explain.

Each points the finger at the other as classmates take sides in the fallout of this unexpected tryst, and the boys are left trying to figure out what it all meant.

Sports play an important role in the film, and we get a glimpse inside the filmmakers’ perspective of the acceptance of gay athletes in sports. For my money, I thought the film over-played the “homophobia” hand a bit too much, particularly when it came to the swim team. Yet the dramatic effect paid off on multiple occasions throughout the film, so I gave the filmmakers a pass in relying on old stereotypes.

The film is a complete package, with humor, drama, suspense, and story-point turns you won’t see coming. Each of the characters is well-developed, and the direction is at times masterful.

Check out the film’s trailer below and, when it comes to your city, check out ‘Giant Little Ones.’ You’ll be glad you did.

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