In gay-themed film Velociraptor, the world in on the verge of imminent apocalypse and there is nothing to be done about it. Endless days and certain death lead people to do unusual thing – families either run towards each other or desert each other in the hope of some kind of redemption as society crumbles and slowly dismantles.
With this as a background, two friends, Diego (Carlos Hendrick Huber) and Alex (Pablo Mezz) meet and walk around the city, observing life and discussing issues that face them – the main ones for these two young protagonists are love and sex.
Their discussions are frank and open, Alex is gay and discusses his many conquests, while Diego is more fluid in his sexuality – mainly straight but as the film goes on, willing to experiment. The situation they find themselves in lends itself to this experimentation well, and, as the film unfold, showcases some of the issues that face everyone – apocalypse or not.
As time goes on, it transpires that Alex, while adept at oral sex, has never attempted anal, and this is where we have an interesting conversation with Diego – who, it appears, has tried most things but mainly with women.
To help his friend, Diego decides to instruct him in this area, and they retire to Alex’s family home. Once here, it comes out that Alex’s family appear to have left him alone to face the end of the world, and Diego and Alex spend time investigating their options, experimenting sexually and dipping their friendship.
“I enjoyed the fresh take on friendship, the apocalypse, and the exploration of the fact that sex is not easy for everyone. ”
— Caitlan Charles, RenownedForSound
Did You Know?
The director, Chucho E. Quintero has worked as a translator and interpreter for several Mexican film festivals. Velociraptor was an official entry and winner of the Jury Prize for Best Feature at the 17th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Review our Gay Themed Films Here
Read our interview with Chucho E. Quintero