Michael J. Saul's new short "Go Go Reject" (USA 2010, 20 minutes), a gay answer to "Flashdance," concerns Daniel Ferguson (Heath Daniels, who also wrote the script), a starrry-eyed innocent trying to make it on the go go scene, who delivers a performance inspired by that of Jennifer Beals in the '80s movie. Daniel and his best friend Matthew Bridges (Matthew Canoya) might be the Siskel and Ebert of go go dancer criticism, the way they review the efforts of the others they've seen, and both of them know that Daniel is a far better dancer. Becky (Iva Turner), Daniel's world-weary co-worker at Yogurt World, and club managers Tanner (Michael Estime), of the Glory Hole, and Anthony Mojo (Drew Droege), of Mojo's, who reject Daniel as too slight to fill the standard-issue go go boy fantasy bill, add to the merriment. Hunky and helpful go go Cesar (Korken Alexander) helps round out the cast.
Will Daniel fulfill his dream? This is a great comic and uplifting short, so dance off to see it at QFest, at the Ritz East, 125 South Second Street, in Theater Two, on July 10 at 12:15 p.m., on a 94-minute program billed as "Fierce & Funny," along with shorts "Gayby," by Jonathan Lisecki; "Sombrero," by Nathaniel Atcheson; "Gay Baby," by Kevin Kelly; "Everyone is Having Sex ... But Ryan," by Brian Pelletier; "Wig," by Todd Holland; and "Faggist.com: The Birth of America's First Social NetWERK," by Alejandro Morales. Visit http://www.qfest.com for further information.