The Weigh In

The Weigh In (2014) is a comedic short that punches out the expectations and stereotypes associated with sports films. From Rocky (1976) to Raging Bull (1980), the sport of boxing in particular has historically been portrayed as hyper-masculine profession. The Weigh In skillfully appeals to these generic patterns by opening with a dramatic training montage. However, all assumptions are soon shattered when the opposing boxers meet face-to-face and give in to their closeted desires. The Weigh In is a humorous and progressive film that is bound to entertain audiences at any venue.