Sharing a quaint little home and quiet life, Aaron (played by Conner McKenzy) and Seb (played by Alex Anthony) are a gay couple just trying to get by. When the economic recession hits, Seb and Aaron start to fall behind on their bills. Adding fuel to the fire, Aaron loses his job and is unable to cover the monthly mortgage payments. He attempts to hide his employment status from Seb, but must come clean when Seb loses his job as well, leaving the couple in a dire situation and struggling to cover all of their bills. When the bank comes calling with threats to take their home, Seb and Aaron start thinking of creative ways to cover their debts.
Unbeknownst to Seb, Aaron devises a plan to make extra side money. Simply put, Aaron films himself having sex with Seb and puts it up for sale on the internet. When their lovelife starts to reveal its earnings potential, Aaron once again must come clean with Seb. Angry at first, Seb soon realizes that internet pornography may just be the gateway to financial freedom, and so he gleefully acquiesces. However, feeling the pressure to create new and intriguing content for their growing base of subscribers, the two men consider adding a third guy to the party. Mitch (played by Oliver Park) is a hunky neighbour who is willing to join in on the fun, which ultimately puts Aaron and Seb’s relationship to the test.
“Bristol wouldn’t spring to most people’s minds as a hotspot of gay cinema, but it’s been getting that way in the last few years thanks to a bunch of dedicated guys who between them have brought us the likes of Shank, Release and now Buffering.”
— Big Gay Picture Show
Did You Know?
Those who look closely will spot an Easter egg in Buffering, courtesy of the co-writing team of Darren Flaxstone and Christian Martin. Hanging on a wall in Seb and Aaron’s home is a movie poster promoting the film Shank, which was released in 2009. Shank was co-written by Darren Flaxstone and Christian Martin, and Martin also co-directed the film. Additionally, Oliver Park, who plays Mitch in Buffering, had a small role as a gang member in Shank. Review our Gay Themed Films Here