The Moment After

By Sarah Radomsky

This film documents the struggle for acceptance and self-worth between the gay community and the outside world. Gabriel shows his lover Tracy “all the possibilities,” weaving ominous flashes from past birthdays up to his current birthday party. From wearing his mother’s lipstick to his first sexual encounter, this stimulating film ends with a graphic shot of Tracy in an overflowing blood-filled bathtub. Unsure whether Tracy is alive and happy or silent in the tub, it is a careful reminder of inner struggle of homosexuality.