Closet Monster is a distinctively offbeat and emotionally striking coming-of-age story about a creative teenager who is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood. When Oscar Madly (Connor Jessup) was a child, he witnessed a brutal gay bashing, and the subsequent trauma, coupled with his parents' divorce soon after, left him deeply emotionally scarred. Fast forward ten years and Oscar is a sexually confused high school student living with his bitter, alcoholic father. He relies on his best friend Gemma for support and receives sage advice from his pet hamster, Buffy (voiced by the wonderfully eccentric Isabella Rossellini). His world is thrown into further disarray when he becomes obsessed with Wilder, a charismatic and sexually ambiguous co-worker at the hardware store. Balancing elements of fantasy and drama with well-placed and well-paced humour, Stephen Dunn's debut feature marks the arrival of a bold and bright new directorial talent on the Canadian film scene.
Baptiste is a gay man who can't stop dreaming about a woman who works at a local pub. His desire for her makes him go on a journey that he could never have imagined.