‘Men Don’t Whisper’: The Best Short of 2017?
Another This Week in Web Videos installment and another go90/JASH collabo that awes. Yes. Men Don’t Whisper is that good.
As with Tond before it, Men Don’t Whisper is helmed by two visionary creators. This time Jordan Firstman and Charles Rogers step up to the plate, and the result is layered, cringeworthy comedy that’s as well written as it is deftly delivered by a cast that feels labored over, curated in the best way (Claire McNulty and Bridey Elliott kill).
In a space where no other digital comedy producer or network is greenlighting 22-minute films with such aplomb, JASH and go90 may’ve found their competitive edge in a unique and refreshingly risky storytelling partnership.
Is Men Don’t Whisper the best short of 2017? Probably too early to tell, but no matter what the rest of the year brings, it’ll damn sure end up near the top of the list.
Luke is an executive producer at CollegeHumor and a watcher of many web videos. Send him yours @LKellyClyne.