The Shiny Shrimps

Director: Cedric Le Gallo & Maxime Govare

Courtesy of: Charades Comedy | English Subtitles | French | Gay | Unclassified 18+ | 100 | France | 2019


When straight Olympic swimmer, Matthias, makes a homophobic slur on TV, as penance he is forced to coach The Shiny Shrimps, a gay water polo team made up of a ragtag bunch of misfits. With the Gay Games in Croatia just around the corner, the team sees the perfect opportunity to meet a bunch of hot, fit guys (with the additional benefit of competing in an international sporting competition!). But first they must qualify, otherwise their vision of gaytopia will just be a dream.

With more guys in speedos than a year’s worth of DNA magazines, The Shiny Shrimps was a huge success in France and is bound to be the feel good hit of the festival.


“A riotously funny remoulding of the underdog sports movie. Cedric Le Gallo and Maxime Govare’s comedy is laced with the small snippets of experience that elevate it beyond a simple, feel-good fantasy.”

– Clarisse Loughrey, Independent

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