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Hideous
8.1
/10
7,831 Ratings

HIDEOUS

Directed by Yann Gonzalez
United Kingdom, 2022
Music, Avant-Garde, Horror, Drama, LGBTQ+, Short

Synopsis

Musician Oliver Sim is the main guest of a talk-show that soon slides into a surreal journey of love, shame, and blood. A three-part musical short with songs from Oliver Sim’s new album Hideous Bastard that explores growing up as a queer boy living with HIV.

Synopsis

Musician Oliver Sim is the main guest of a talk-show that soon slides into a surreal journey of love, shame, and blood. A three-part musical short with songs from Oliver Sim’s new album Hideous Bastard that explores growing up as a queer boy living with HIV.

Our take

Both a playful pastiche of horror schlock and a sumptuous paean to the transgressive style of Derek Jarman, Hideous emerged from a meeting of minds between Yann Gonzalez and The xx’s Oliver Sim. An opulent, unapologetic reckoning with HIV stigma, starring queer icons Jimmy Somerville and Bimini.