Don’t watch the film. It stinks.
It might surprise everybody to know that I’m not a Tropfest-hater. I quite enjoy it. Every year, there are a few films which nail the short film format and make something enjoyable.
Unfortunately, Tropfest has often had more than its fair share of turds. Sometimes, the turds are so turduriffic that it’s difficult to understand how the judges shortlisted the film. Every so often, once every few years, one of these stinky poo turd films manage to win.
This is what happened this year with a film called ‘Bamboozled’. A man is standing at a bus stop when he’s approached by a man claiming to be his exgirlfriend. They go out to catch up on life since the ex transitioned to a man, sparks reflame between them as they get drunk, and our protagonist wakes up with morning after regret. Just as this turns into a ‘Bap bow. You slept with a tranny’ joke, a camera crew bursts into the room to reveal that our protagonist is on a Candid Camera program and the guy he just slept with isn’t his ex-girlfriend, but just a guy.
The film is morally repugnant.