Tom Gustafson’s musical began as a short film, Fairies, in 2003. He expanded it into the feature length Were the World Mine in 2008. The story sets Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a modern high school. Timothy, a bullied teen, casts a spell that makes his tormentors fall in love with people of the same sex. The film received mostly positive reviews and won several awards. My guest and I have mixed feelings about the work.
This episode contains plot spoilers and strong language.