Finally, a Film for Gays Who 'Can't Play Basketball'
Pete Can't Play Basketball, is an ode to queer people who have been ostracized in their social lives due to an inability to play a sport, as well as the anxieties that dribble along with it."Culturally, my disinterest in sports always felt unacceptable and I inherited the belief that this aversion made me inferior," Borenstein told The Advocate. "Tracking a character who didn’t like sports and was openly discredited for that felt like a great opportunity to explore otherness through a silly yet very real metaphor."Borenstein wrote, directed, and starred in the comedic short film, which screened at NewFest, InsideOut, and the Cannes Short Film Festival before premiering online exclusively with The Advocate below.