Dirty from Matthew Puccini on Vimeo.

The blurb: Marco cuts class to spend the afternoon with his boyfriend. Things do not go as planned.

First times are often awkward, no matter your gender or sexuality. This touching and subtle short film explores the more banal moments of a first time and uses it to ramp up the romance. This is a very sweet film.

Length: 10:50
Director: Matthew Puccini

Director Matthew Puccini told Short of the Week: “I was thinking a lot about what I wish I’d known and seen growing up, and how naive I was going into my first few sexual experiences as a gay man, largely because queer sex just wasn’t ever talked about.”

This film was an official selection for Sundance and SXSW in 2020, along with a swathe of other film festivals.

Here’s Matthew Puccini’s site.