Title Card - Troy
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Thin walls and hearing all that your sex worker neighbor does in a day – would that be a deal-breaker for you?

Director(s) Mike Donahue
Screenplay By Jen Silverman
Date Released (Film Festival – Tribeca Film Festival) 6/12/2022
Genre(s) Comedy, Drama, Young Adult, LGBT+
Duration 16 Minutes
Content Rating Not Rated
Noted Cast
Thea Adina Verson
Charlie Michael Braun
Troy Florian Kein

This content contains pertinent spoilers.

Film Summary

Thea and Charlie live next to Troy, who seems to have a whole lot of sex. They become accustomed to this, to the point of it being part of their routine. Hence they become worried when they hear silence only interrupted by sad wailing.

Things To Note

  • Reason(s) for Film Rating: Cursing (Yes), Sexual Content (Moans, groans, and implied nudity)

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. Did Thea and Charlie get off on hearing Troy have sex?

Character Descriptions

Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.

Thea

A young lady living with her partner, who takes a vested interest in her neighbor’s personal and professional life, thanks to there being thin walls.

Charlie

Thea’s partner who gets sucked into Thea’s interest to the point of being as interested in Troy’s life as hers.

Troy

An erotic masseuse who does sex work

Review

Our Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)

Highlights

A Comedy With Heart

It’s weird, yet comical, to hear someone have sex and not see them. Especially when you have people like Charlie questioning the state of Troy’s anus, considering all the people he has sex with. It just makes things so comical, especially as it becomes a reason people come over to Thea and Charlie’s apartment.

But, you do have to appreciate, rather than have Troy be the joke of the whole short, they show him as a person. He is a sex worker living in New York, who tried to have a legit job doing marketing, but that didn’t pay the bills. So, sex sells, and Troy is a handsome forty-something, so he did what he was good at to make ends meet.

Sadly, as seen between Troy and his boyfriend, being a sex worker and being in a relationship with someone who doesn’t understand the physical intimacy means nothing emotionally is hard to convey. Thus, like Thea, you find yourself feeling for Troy a bit. Since it doesn’t seem like Troy is a bad guy or wants to be a sex worker. More so, like some sex workers, there is a push and pull between the money you can make and the personal sacrifices you have to accept to stay above water.

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Title Card - Troy
Troy (2022) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)
Overall
"Troy" has the vibe of an HBO show in concept, and you're left wondering where this could go if given more time.
A Comedy With Heart
83
Community Rating0 Votes
0
Highlights
A Comedy With Heart
Disputable
83

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