HUMP!, the amateur porn festival hosted by The Stranger and Dan Savage, is revving up in Seattle this week. Amateur porn may not be known for great filmmaking, but it's inspired a pretty great film in Humpday, which you should definitely watch this Wednesday.
The absurd premise aside—two old college buddies get into a weird masculinity contest and dare each other into making a gay porno for HUMP!—Humpday is actually an exquisitely sensitive portrait of an old friendship.
Ben is the straight arrow; he's married, trying to have a baby. Into this domestic bubble saunters Andrew with his scraggly beard and whatever attitude. The two guys haven't seen each other in years, but there's still a competitive edge to their relationship. As Humpday walks through the steps of their reunion, it somehow makes their decision to film a gay porno together make total emotional sense. It's a keen and funny portrait of two grown men who are not really grown.
And there's not really any porn in Humpday. Sorry, I hope that's not what you were looking for.
Humpday is streaming on Amazon, and it's free if you're a Prime subscriber.
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