Saturday (2015)


Short film, drama 15 min
Year: 2015
Year in film: 1989
Country: UK
Who in shorts: boys ~9-10 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium-
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Some Soccer boys in longer medium blue, dark blue, black and white shiny shorts.

Directed by Mike Forshaw about the Hillsborough stadium disaster. 15 minutes (12 minutes without ending credits) and rather few Soccer scenes.

Rating 3-4 only


Historias de fútbol


Year: 1997
Year in film: 1982, later ?
Country: Chile
Who in shorts: boys ~7-11 ?
Who in shorts 2: men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Some boys in different shorts, most notably a chubby boy in shiny, white Adidas shorts with light blue stripes. Other boys in colored shorts, like faded light red or similar, longer light blue, white, black, yellow and some more but most others probably not shiny. Also jeans shorts. And boys shirtless, boys sitting and also men playing Soccer (at least in shiny red, medium blue and dark blue, not Adidas), maybe vintage footage scenes.

I only have checked this briefly.

Rating 5-6 for now. The movie is a compilation of 3 short films. English title: Football Stories.

There are few famous movies from Chile. I only remember Machuca, which I even own on DVD (bedroom blog rating 3). Red shorts and swimwear also there, but I think not shiny as set in 1973.


The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter


Adventure film starring Jonathan Brandis
Year: 1990
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA, Germany
Who in shorts: Bastian ~13
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low-
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: At least Jonathan Brandis (1976-2003) shirtless in wet, white/yellow striped swim shorts coming out of the water and climbing up a ladder at an indoor pool. Nice rear view. Most or all other boys in speedos (I wonder why).

Not sure about the fabric. The shorts aren’t really shiny, but nice swim shorts and good scene. Another young died and very handsome actor.

Not sure about the correct time setting. Filmed probably in 1989, setting maybe in the early 80s like the novel and the first part.

Brief scene at the beginning, so rating 7 only. Originally, I only wanted to post really shiny shorts but why not post these swim shorts as well?

Also on my bedroom blog, rating 5.

Les démons (2015)


Drama. The Demons
Year: 2015
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Canada
Who in shorts: Boy ~10
Who in shorts 2: other boys
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: At least one boy shirtless in medium blue shiny shorts, one in tighty whiteys and probably some other boys (swim scenes) and similar. Set in the (mid) 80s.

I don’t know the complete movie. Seems very interesting. Boy with Aids. Awarded coming-of-age movie. Also other scenes of interest.

Rating 7 for now. Needs to be rechecked.

Låt den rätte komma in


Horror film
Year: 2008
Year in film: 1982
Country: Sweden
Who in shorts: Oskar ~12
Who in shorts 2: boys ~11-13
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Blonde Kare Hedebrandt in light green / turqouise shiny shorts, another boy in dark green Adidas shorts (white stripes), at least one other in white shorts and one in blue shorts (maybe not all shiny, pics on IMDb). Also swimming scenes (I think speedos but mainly or only in the water) and tighty whitey scenes.

I have to recheck that again. I missed the PE scenes. Obviously few or very few scenes, mainly near the end. Oskar even walking in the snow in the shiny shorts and boots.

English title “Let the Right One In”. Interesting movie, rated R.

Also on my overalls blog (snow overalls) rating 3.

Billy Elliot


Drama starring Jamie Bell
Year: 2000
Year in film: 1984
Country: UK, F
Who in shorts: Billy ~13
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, recording
Clothing occurence: medium-
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Jamie Bell ~13 yo as 11 yo Billy most notably in shiny, medium green shorts with red stripes. I think also sitting. And dancing ballet in white and dark blue short shorts and a bit longer shorts but not that shiny if so.

I remember only rather few good scenes of the shiny shorts. Also some few other scenes of interest. But I have to recheck it later the next broadcasting also for other actors, shirtless scenes and the like.

Somehow I don’t like that movie much. When dancing ballet then better in (black) or grey tights. (There are much better movies or documentaries about that).

Famous movie, I think I don’t have to tell more about it (nor post more pics).

Rating 7 only. Boy and shorts aren’t that bad either.

Kid Svensk


Coming-of-age film
Year: 2007
Year in film: 1984
Country: Finland, Sweden
Who in shorts: boys ~12-15
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: One older boy, around 15 or 16 yo in dark blue shorts also sitting and also shirtless. At the beginning even much better scenes. Shirtless boys and girls at swimming lessons (indoor pool), including one older, chubby boy in big, shiny pink shorts (2 white stripes) one girl in similar shiny shorts, one boy in tighter red shorts (one white stripe ?) , one boy in medium blue shiny shorts (white stripes) and I think one in light blue shorts (but from a distance). Most in speedos.

Also some other, very interesting scenes at a bedroom with the main character, a 12 yo girl.

I like pink shorts and pink shorts for boys are quite rare.

Although rather very few good scenes involving shorts, rating 8-9.

English title: That Special Summer.

The Squid and the Whale


Independant film
Year: 2005
Year in film: 1986
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Frank ~13, Walt ~20
Who in shorts 2: woman, man
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: 13 or 14 yo Owen Kline (as 12 yo Frank) in green shiny Adidas shorts, red shiny non-Adidas shorts and blue (maybe not shiny) shorts. Main scenes playing tennis at the beginning. Later also sitting in the blue shorts with longer underwear (boxer shorts) underneath. Looks anachronistic.

16 yo Walt (20 yo Jesse Eisenberg) in light blue shiny Adidas shorts (blue stripes). One other  chubby boy in green shorts (maybe not shiny), a man in yellow, I think shiny shorts, another one in black (not shiny ?) and a woman in shiny dark blue shorts playing tennis.

Also other very interesting scenes of Owen Kline. Rated R. Good movie.

For the shorts rating 7-8, movie rating 8-9.

Also on my bedroom blog rating 4.


Wet Hot American Summer


Summer camp comedy film
Year: 2001
Year in film: 1981
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~10-17
Who in shorts 2: women ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Clothing occurence: medium
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Some boy, teen boys and I think young women in shiny shorts, some from Adidas. Mainly blue and red (pic 2 with white bottom line). Are these available in 1981? Pic 1 showing the original Adidas shorts in red (with inner briefs). One boy waterskiing in medium blue shorts (not Adidas). Also other simple shorts. Some kids are overweighted. One in white Adidas shorts.

I don’t remember the complete movie. Not made in the 1980s but 80s setting. Needts to be rechecked more carefully later (especially for women, for more wet scenes and shirtless scenes).

Rating 7 for now.

Also on my overalls blog (boy, rating 3) and my bedroom blog (rating 6).