A Gay Fairytale
Kyle and his father live on a small farm named Brookton Hollow. They have no neighbors or friends and their world is simple. All Kyle’s dad cares about is having enough tobacco to smoke in his pipe and enough meat to make patties. They have one animal on the farm—Willis, the cow. Kyle spends his days wandering the fields looking for Willis and he usually gets a sense of where she is from the cowbell she wears. Kyle loves the cow and he really enjoys peering into her eyes and listening to her chewing her cud. Since he has no friends, he shares his life with the cow.
Kyle’s dad tells him that the meat supply has ended and that they will have to kill the cow. That night Kyle hears the cowbell and he follows the sound, finding himself deep in the forest and there he finds a naked boy, wearing only a cowbell around his neck, whistling to him. Naturally he wonders if there is a connection between the boy and Willis.
Director Joshua Smith gives us a beautiful little fairytale that is beautifully photographed and that makes no pretenses for being any more than it is—a fairytale. Enjoy the film–below is a chance to see it right here.
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