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Growing Up Gay in the USSR

Little Potato is an autobiographical short documentary by out filmmaker Wes Hurley, about a young boy growing up gay in the former Soviet Union. It is rare for LGBT stories to surface from this period in history. It displays unlikely acceptance and a rare glimpse into gay life outside the United States.

This visually stunning film combines historical projections onto youthful bodies. Pairing those images with crisp and candid accounts of sexual self-discovery makes a compelling combination. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Little Potato will premiere at SXSW Film Festival.

The film is co-directed with Nathan Miller, produced by Mischa Jakupcak, Mel Eslyn and Lacey Leavitt with music by Robyn Miller and animations by Clyde Peterson.



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