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An emotional powerhouse of a film, Martin Edralin’s 15-min short, 'Hole' gives a voice to those we rarely care to listen to, as it tackles issues about human dignity, disability and sexuality. An explicit and candid character study, which at times can be difficult to watch, Hole raises questions about flawed perceptions and the all-consuming desire to be loved as it digs deep and connects with the audience in a haunting and powerful way.
Billy (played by Ken Harrower) is a middle-aged gay man who suffers from Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC). His disability means that everyday tasks such as getting dressed and having a bath are impossible to complete without the help of his caregiver Craig. Billy yearns for closeness and intimacy in a world where no one sees him as a sexual being and the closest thing to sexual fulfilment he can find, is that of a glory hole. With long, revealing and often silent scenes, Hole is not a comfortable watch, but the emotional pull is so powerful, it’s even harder to look away.