SNAKE DICK ** USA 2020 Dir: David Mahmoudieh. 7 mins
The short opens with two hillbillies, Joe (Micah Fitzgerald) and Earl (Ross Francis), drinking and talking trash outside a petrol station.
Their attention is soon caught by a car that pulls up carrying two attractive women, Jill (Poppy Drayton) and Julia (Sierra Pond), who have car trouble.
While the ladies attempt to identify the problem, the hillbillies bombard them with cat calls and innuendo.
Finally reaching the end of her patience, Jill confronts one of them and wipes the smug grin from his face when she pulls a gun. With the table suddenly turned Joe finds himself on his knees, being made to squeal like the chauvinist pig he is. Earl finds the situation amusing, at first, but soon grows tired and pulls a knife, threatening to gut Jill if she pulls the trigger.
As the situation continues to escalate, Julia joins the fray, with a seemingly innocuous flute. Playing the flute summons the Snake Dick from the title, which descends from between Jill’s legs and promptly bites Joe in the face.
As the two women drive off into the night, vowing to fight injustice with the help of the Snake Dick, Earl is left to run around the petrol station screaming ‘What the Fuck?’. A sentiment which is sure to be echoed by the audience!
At only seven minutes, this doesn’t outstay its welcome. However, what starts as a well-acted tension piece, quickly to descends into travesty with the arrival of the badly rendered Snake Dick.
It’s available on YouTube, so possibly worth sticking on if you have friends over and you’ve all had a few, otherwise avoid.
Review by Daniel Few