The short film Pink Moon belongs to a genre of LGBT cinema set in alternate universes where same-sex relationships are the norm and heterosexuals are subject to bullying and prejudice. But this short adds a twist to that concept: abortion is illegal and one of our lead characters has just discovered she’s pregnant.

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Sal Bardo directed Pink Moon and he’s made two other short films about people coping with alienation and prejudice: Chaser and Sam. In Pink Moon, the teenaged characters must deal with the expectations of those around them — of peers and of parents — and the decisions they make when they thwart those expectations.

[via Short of the Week]