Title

Speak in Rounds

Presenter Information

Jeffrey Coté

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Theatre

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Queer Issues, Sexual Compulsion, Mental Illness

Abstract

While the world flows at its fast pace outside the comfort of his bedroom, a young man remains inside alone. He suffers from the inability to make a connection or even identify with the gay community and has become conditioned to getting involved in random one-night sexual encounters with men he does not know. While his sexual rendezvous begin as a desperate attempt to connect with others and fulfill his closeted sexual urges, they develop into an unhealthy compulsion which only further distances him from a healthy and fulfilling life. The only other characters of the narrative are the faceless men the protagonist has sexual encounters with, representative of the brutal and violent nature of the main character’s oppression. Speak in Rounds is a film that provides audiences with insight into the psychologically daunting and emotionally vulnerable life of a young gay man living in a small town–a story all too familiar and haunting for many queer Americans. (Editor’s Note: This presentation may contain adult themes, content, or imagery.)

For this presentation, Jeffrey Coté received a Creative Expression Best Presentation Award for 2014.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Sanders, Maria

Additional Mentoring Department

Film and Video Studies

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Speak in Rounds

SURC Theatre

While the world flows at its fast pace outside the comfort of his bedroom, a young man remains inside alone. He suffers from the inability to make a connection or even identify with the gay community and has become conditioned to getting involved in random one-night sexual encounters with men he does not know. While his sexual rendezvous begin as a desperate attempt to connect with others and fulfill his closeted sexual urges, they develop into an unhealthy compulsion which only further distances him from a healthy and fulfilling life. The only other characters of the narrative are the faceless men the protagonist has sexual encounters with, representative of the brutal and violent nature of the main character’s oppression. Speak in Rounds is a film that provides audiences with insight into the psychologically daunting and emotionally vulnerable life of a young gay man living in a small town–a story all too familiar and haunting for many queer Americans. (Editor’s Note: This presentation may contain adult themes, content, or imagery.)

For this presentation, Jeffrey Coté received a Creative Expression Best Presentation Award for 2014.