Even seemingly progressive families can be terrible to LGBTQ+ children at family get-togethers.
Such is the premise of Die Surely, a new short in which a gender-nonconforming kid crashes Thanksgiving dinner to the chagrin of their virtue-toting (but terrible) family members.
As the short's description reads, "When Shirley Sadstone— the ostracized black sheep of a money-obsessed family— shows up to Thanksgiving dinner unannounced, pleasantries are pushed aside and tensions boil over dramatically, forever reshaping the Sadstone family dynamic in hilariously unforeseen ways."
The gays don't get a pass here. Even the same-sex couple present at the table has absorbed the Sadstone family's repugnant classism, praising eugenics in a conversation about surrogacy while disparaging adoption. It's all enough to induce one to choke on the turkey — a scene that in fact, does occur.
Directed by Jason Hazzard and Ben Simpkins, Die Surely features actors Steph Tolev, Chase Bernstein, Zach Noe Towers, and Tolliver. Watch the biting satire below.