Short Film: Wonderkid
A 20 minute British short film about homophobia in high performance sport. It follows the inner turmoil of a gay professional footballer, played by Chris Mason, as he comes to terms with his own identity, struggling to reconcile his sexuality with his career ambitions.
We can see him sink into alcohol addiction and worsen his case of obsessive–compulsive disorder. Locked in a vicious circle, he will precipitate his own downfall instead of assuming its true nature. This work is clearly tinged with a political message that enlightens the pressure felt by gay athletes who refuse to be themselves in a world driven by the concept of perfect and absolute manhood.