4 Works in As You Are (2016)
He tells himself this will make it better, this is what I want. Sometimes, Mark even believes it.
- Part 1 of The Face of the Plateau
(The happy ending we deserved)
- Part 2 of Continuations of beautiful indie films
The unspoken truth hung between them, surrounded them like a thick fog: that Mark, unafraid and rebellious as he claimed and had believed himself to be, was scared and ashamed because what they had just done went against everything society had taught him was acceptable.
He likes girls.
Jack knows, of course he does. It's pretty hard to get the older boy's mouth shut sometimes, for fuck's sake.
Mark's straight, hopelessly, hopelessly straight, he's into girls, he's into only girls and if Jack's brain was just a little bigger then he would've figured out that this is not okay, what the fuck is he doing?
Sarah knows about it too, well, it being both Mark's straightness and the thing - but she is a female, or something along the lines of, as she says, and him being as bad of a liar as he is and Sarah being as brutally honest as she is, you really can't keep a secret from her.
The thing is, despite everything, Mark's straight.
And Jack's never been more in love.
- Part 1 of Until It Gets Better