Query @ Tribeca Film Festival

Nature or nuture? This is the age old question. Not only about behaviour, but also has been debated in regards to sexuality. Some say you are born gay while others argue it is a choice.

In what seems like a slacker’s wet dream of a day, best friends/roommates Jay (Justice Smith – Paper Towns, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Alex (Graham Patrick Martin – from television’s Major Crimes) are just hanging about. Playing backgammon by the pool, hours of Playstation and drinking beer. What twenty-something guy wouldn’t want to be dong that?

The added layer here is a conversation topic which weaves its way across many hours by the pool and on a walk to get more beer. Jay ponders whether anyone is truly heterosexual or if it is just something we do to propagate the species. Is sexuality instinct or social norms? Alex, who has a girlfriend named Olivia (Olivia Sui – appeared in episodes of Weeds and Monk), begs to differ.

On and on they go (as does the drinking) until Jay challenges Alex to do something which will once and for all put an end to things. Little do they know that this one thing will change more than they could have imagined.

Well acted and thought out, Query, directed and co-written by Sophie Kargman (Susie Searches), is nine minutes which just blazes by. Completely engaged, I wanted to know how it would be resolved or if it even would be. A really clever way of presented the long debated argument over sexuality.

Today, more than any other time in human history, sexuality is fluid. Who we love in not resticted to one gender or the other. This is a film which totally reflects young people in the world today.

Oh yeah, did I mention that Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name, The Social Network) makes a small cameo?

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