If you had a love-potion, who would you make fall madly in love with you? Timothy, prone to escaping his dismal high school reality through dazzling musical daydreams, gets to answer that question in a very real way.
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Infused with energy, Thomas Gustafson’s Were the World Mine literally sings with lust and Shakespeare with total abandon and creativity. In this remarkable musical fantasy, an inspired English teacher casts her summer production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" with magic in mind.
Timothy (Tanner Cohen) is a boy stranded in a private boys school obsessed with rugby. There’s just one thing about rugby he’s obsessed with, the über-hot Jonathan (Nathaniel David Becker). Both boys are students in Ms. Tebbit’s (Wendy Robie, who “Twin Peaks” fans will recognize as “Nadine”) English class.
She’s a teacher with a mission: to excite her students with the literature of the ages. When she decides to cast these two boys as the romantic leads in her production of Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" and to cast boys in girl’s roles, you know she’s just as mischievous as Puck himself.
The rugby Coach and townspeople are up in arms, and Timothy sends himself off into musical gay fantasies that look as if they’re designed by Pierre et Gilles. But Timothy just can’t get the language right and Ms. Tebbit advises the boy to let the words work their magic. They do just that as Timothy finds in the script the recipe for a potion to make people gay! One spritz from Timothy’s magic pansy and the person goes totally queer. The entire town (filled with Christian fundamentalists) is whipped into frenzy as the glorious production night approaches.
This deliciously surreal confection of a film is steered by first-time co-writer/director Thomas Gustafson, whose 2003 short Fairies inspired this bit of magic. The musical numbers are over-the-top, production values first-rate and the acting is as flawlessly beautiful as the boys. We know the Bard would appreciate this totally queer take on his immortal tale of mayhem, "If we shadows have offended, think but this, and all is mended." ~~~~Scott Cranin (Taken directly from TLA Website.
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