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Gay-Themed Short Film About First Dances and Acceptance Is a Tearjerker 

Gay-Themed Short Film About First Dances and Acceptance Is a Tearjerker 

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Morgan Jon Fox's The One You'll Never Forget has already won several awards at film festivals around the country. 

Writer and director Morgan Jon Fox explores the uncertainty of first formal dances in a queer love story that's also about unconditional love and acceptance in his heartwarming short film The One You'll Never Forget.

The eight-minute film stars London Curtis as Carey, a teen prepping for his first big school dance. While Carey readies himself for his date, his parents (Charles Malik Whitfield and Tasha Smith) reminisce about their first dance and how it paved the way for their relationship.

But when Carey's date arrives, he's secretive about who it is, refusing to bring his date inside for a picture. Owen D. Stone plays Hunter, the young man who arrives at Carey's house to take him to the dance.

In the film, Fox, a Tennessee native who has four feature films under his belt beginning with 2003's Blue Citrus Hearts, which made a splash at LGBTQ film festivals, melds the universal awkwardness of introducing parents to crushes with the queer experience of acceptance.

The film has won numerous awards for Best Short at festivals including the Sidewalk Film Festival, Seattle Queer Film Festival, Reeling Chicago, Out on Film Atlanta, and several others.

Watch the film below.

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