J E Flood | Australia | 2015 | 10 m
Kidnapped victim Roo must escape a wannabe Cupid before she is injected with an untested love serum.
You can’t force love. Human beings are sexual beings and when we repress this side of ourselves there are destructive consequences. Institutions in Australia provide “reparative therapy” for those who are supposedly suffering unwanted same-sex attraction. It is this delusion, equating homosexuality to a curable ailment, which first sparked the idea for a short film. But QUPID isn’t a literal exploration of the issue. It functions as a fable, a warning against the detrimental impact of sexual repression.