a (short) film about a mini-mart cashier, a guy in transition, and a box of tampons

Where to watch the film next

Frameline47: The San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival – June 2023 Buy tickets – $17.50 general, $16 seniors/students/disabled

  • Date: Friday, June 23rd, 2023
  • Time: 11:00am PT
  • Location: Castro Theatre (429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114)
  • Part of the Homegrown: The Sun Tarot shorts block. “The Sun Tarot card represents the comforts of home and the safety of belonging. Come warm yourselves by our Sun with these homegrown shorts, showcasing diverse local talent and a wide range of genres. These stories present a transformative future filled with compassion and change.”
  • Available to watch online through the virtual festival June 24th – July 2nd.
    • Buy tickets – $11 general, $10 seniors/students/disabled

Odense International Film Festival – August 2023 (International Premiere) Official selection announcement

  • Festival dates: August 28th – September 3rd, 2023
  • Location: Odense, Denmark
  • One of seven total short films screening from the United States at the festival!
  • More details coming soon!

All festivals & awards

San Francisco Independent Film Festival – February 2023 (World Premiere) San Francisco, California, USA Won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Short

Tag! Queer Shorts Festival – March 2023 (Pacific Northwest Premiere) Portland, Oregon, USA

Wicked Queer: Boston’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival – April 2023 (East Coast Premiere) Boston, Massachusetts, USA Won Best in Show in the Wicked Funny Shorts Program

TRANSlations: Seattle Trans Film Festival – May 2023 (Washington Premiere) Seattle, Washington, USA

Frameline47: The San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival – June 2023 San Francisco, California, USA

Odense International Film Festival – August 2023 (International Premiere) Odense, Denmark


The Film

Our short film follows Kirby (he/him), a trans man in his mid-twenties who, over his first few months on testosterone, heads to the local convenience store in San Francisco to pick up tampons each month he still has his period.

During his first trip to the corner store, he meets Phoebe (she/her), the sociable cashier who is pleasantly surprised and intrigued at the scene she perceives: A man secure enough to buy tampons for his girlfriend? In the heat of the moment, Kirby doesn’t correct her.

As Kirby starts making regular trips to the corner store, Devin (they/them), his best friend and roommate, picks up on Kirby’s interest in this mini-mart girl. With their encouragement, will Kirby tell Phoebe the truth? And if he does, how will she react?

This story is:

  • A meet-cute between two individuals that audiences might not expect to be drawn together romantically
  • A facet of one trans person’s experience with gender-affirming hormone therapy
  • A comedy about life’s inconveniences and deciding to take them in stride — as Kirby is known to say, “It is what it is”
  • A reminder to let yourself indulge in a really good bag of chips
  • A film about embracing yourself and making the choice to not run away, but instead let others in