Update 3: Meatballs


As announced, some more scenes and pics of this great movie. I think, I have to make one more post, but later.

Pic 1 showing next to the boy in red (non-shiny trunks) a longhaired teen in green shorts at 1h04. Is this a girl? Shorts look shiny. There are more boys, women and young men in green, mainly Adidas shorts but most are not shiny, maybe just one of a young man (high jump scene).

Pic 2 showing a teen boy in beige or maybe white or similar shorts at 1h04. I haven’t noticed other scenes of beige shorts.

Pic 3 showing a young lady in light red, short shorts at around 10 minutes. Bill Murray also in red but I think non-shiny shorts.

Pic 4 a thin, young lady in red Adidas shiny shorts at 17 minutes. But I don’t like her at all. Reminds me of Sleepaway Camp (rating 9).

Rating 5-6 for this scenes. Main entry, rating 8 at




Update 2: Meatballs


I now have completely rechecked my DVD. There are much more (shiny) shorts scenes including young women. But mostly young men/ older teen boys. Most colors are red and white. I don’t want too much pics in a single post and will make at least one more update later.

Some very good Adidas shorts (including women), but some aren’t shiny. Also other shorts including jeans shorts. Also few boys in speedos. I think no board shorts.

Pic 1 showing my favourite scene of Rudy at 36 minutes in shiny white 70s style shorts with red boarders. More scenes at the very end (pic 2, a bit wet). He mainly wore jeans shorts.

Pic 2 at 1h21 also showing a boy in red shiny Adidas shorts (with inner briefs) and an older boy in rare, orange Adidas (Handball ?) shorts with dark blue stripes. Brief scene. Also a shirtless older teen boy in dark green Adidas shorts, but probably not shiny.

Pic 3 at 1h17 showing next to 2 older kids in red shorts (is the right one a girl ?) also 2 boys on the left in white and blue shorts. Another spectators also there, dark blue shorts, probably not shiny, another one in red and I think green.

Pic 4 at 17 minutes showing a boy in white shorts (good scenes walking downstairs) and another one on the left in dark blue shorts.

One older teen boy in beige shorts at 1h04 (close up). One older guy wearing sweat pants underneath orange shorts. Also sitting scenes of boys (distance).

As said more pics, including women later. I also found another boy and girl in bib overalls (see my other blog, rating 3).

Notable scenes:

4 minutes, 10, 12, 17, 28, 29, 36, 45, 1h03, 1h04, 1h18, 1h21.

Main entry, still rating 8 (but rather 7-8) at



Update: Respiro (2002)


I still hadn’t the time to check the complete DVD at slow speed, but checked many scenes including the making-of.

There’s also 12 yo Filippo Pucillo as younger brother of Pasquale in shiny white (or cream) and also yellow shorts. Scene at 45 minutes.

In the fighting scene at 36 minutes there is also at least one younger boy in green shiny shorts (with a white stripe) and as announced one or two in beige shorts. One with a red stripe and leg boarders. The light blue one with a dark blue stripe and also Filippo’s and maybe the light grey and dark blue ones are maybe the same brand. Also one or two in black. Some shorts are not shiny including light red and  jeans shorts. Many shorts of the older teen boys are longer (dark blue, black, yellow) than those of the younger boys.

Main entry, still rating 9 at



Respiro (2002)


Drama aka Lampedusa starring Valeria Golino
Year: 2002
Year in film: 2000s
Country: Italy, France
Who in shorts: Pasquale ~14, Filippo 12
Who in shorts 2: (teen) boys, men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Clothing occurence: medium
Rating:  9/10
Rating: *********
Comment: Several, mainly teen boys including Francesco Casisa (pics 1+2) and men in shorts, mainly shirtless. Also other interesting scenes and clothes including speedos, underwear and even less.

How on Earth could I forgot this masterpiece? I even own it on DVD for several years. Perfect movie, rating 10. For shorts rating 9-10 for now. I have to recheck the complete movie at slow speed, including the long making of, for more perfect scenes and all colors.

Most notable, of cource, main character Pasquale. Half of the time in shorts, most often in the light blue ones (a bit ripped at the side), and most often shirtless. Also in light red and dark blue shorts but not or not that shiny.

Shirtless in light blue shorts also sitting at the beginning. Oversized yellow shorts later. Pics 3+4 showing a fighting scene at 36 minutes with many (older) teen boys. Very interesting are the medium blue shorts. (Almost) 70s style. Many teen boys and men also shirtless in shorts at the end but mainly from a distance. One younger boy in beige or yellow shorts (coming soon) and some more in white, yellow and blue ones.

Even better are the (wet) speedo and underwear scenes. Undressing the shorts for swimming in the sea (light blue speedo or underwear/briefs underneath). But this blog is about shiny shorts.

Also on my bedroom blog (rating 6).

As said rating 9-10 for now. I prefer Adidas, 70s and 80s setting and younger actors.

Update: also 12 yo Filippo in white and yellow shorts. Also green, beige and black ones in he fighting scene.



Update: Party Camp


As announced some time ago, an update of “Party Camp” (1987), as I forgot several scenes. There are many interesting shorts but not all are shiny. And most teen boys or young men are quite old. Many scenes from a distance.

So, pic 1 showing some grown-ups and kids running including boys ~9 yo and up in blue, beige and colorful shorts.

Pic 2 showing young men in shiny light grey and red shorts (and jeans shorts).

Pic 3 showing a young lady in black shorts.

Unpictured (men running): Tight shorts in medium green (probably shiny), white (probably not shiny) and some more.

Main entry, rating 6 including teen boys, sitting, yellow shorts and Adidas shorts at




One Crazy Summer


Comedy film. John Cusack
Year: 1986
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: girl ~9 ?, boys ~7-12
Who in shorts 2: men, women
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+?
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: I don’t know/don’t remember the complete movie. There are several grown-ups in swimwear and shorts including colorful board shorts, some shirtless including yellow shorts (maybe not shiny). A young lady in black shorts (look shiny) over swimwear at 29 minutes. A shirtless man in yellow shorts undressing them with green speedos underneath.

For younger kids, I first only noticed this young girl in light blue (maybe shiny) shorts (rating 3). Later I found several boys of a rescue team or Boy Scouts in beige shorts at 44 minutes (look shiny to me). Unfortunately a very brief scene. But very interesting. Shiny beige shorts are quite rare.

Needs to be rechecked the next broadcasting.

For now, rating 6-7.

Also on my bib overalls blog (girl, rating 3). Clip of the boys also there.

Private Lessons (1981)


Coming-of-age film
Year: 1981
Year in film: ~1980
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Philly, boy ~15
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: One shirtless pool scene of Eric Brown (left) in beige or similar swim shorts and his fat friend in light green ones, also sitting but poor side view. There should be another scene of Philly in swim shorts at a bathtub, but I have to recheck this one.

Also on my bedroom blog (rating 6).

Interesting movie for these days, but very few shorts scenes and I prefer younger actors.

So rating 5-6 only.

As usual no shirtless and indescent pics.

Update: Big and Hairy


As announced, my first purchase for this blog. I already had an entry, but found an untitled screenshot (pic 1, legs also being spread) and thought of a different movie as there are beige shorts shown. I have a (partial) VHS recording but of course in bad quality. I haven’t found the complete movie online, so I simply bought it.

Next to the blue (home team), red, green and beige Basketball shorts, there are also black ones. There are several Basketball scenes around 9 scenes but they are rather short, maybe less than half of the movie. Only few and brief scenes of the beige shorts at 51 minutes and also only one scene of the green shorts. Red and black 2 scenes each. Blue in all. Some very handsome boys, next to the main character, 12 yo Robert Burke, also other ones, one very similar looking.

Some sitting scenes (mainly background) but no shirtless scenes. Good family film (the Bigfoot is a bit poor but quite funny). Also soon on my bib overalls blog and pigtails blog (rating 3 each).

The DVD I got is luckily a UK PAL RC2 (or RC0 ?) and has a good image quality. By coincidence I made a post today on my bib overalls blog with a movie of the same DVD company called “Feature Films for Families”. Partly a Hallmark production. The DVD is called “Big & Hairy” and shows a close up of Robert Burke, a Basketball with an eye on it and parts of the Bigfoot and the number 1 on a blue shirt.

I will recheck the movie at slow speed and maybe make some more updates.

Main entry, previously rated 6, now 7(-8) at



Update: Sleepaway Camp


I considered buying this on DVD (mainly for the younger boy, around 10 yo in white shorts, pic 2), as I only have a bad VHS. Obviously the uncut versions in good image quality are very expensive (50 EUR + shipping), so I have rechecked it again on YouTube.

There’s obviously just one notable and brief scene of the young boy. Not bad, but not worth buying an expensive DVD or BD.

I also found some more actors/colors. Including a girl in shiny yellow shorts, some in white shorts (pic 1), a very young blonde girl in red shorts. And one scene of young boys shirtless at a lake in wet red, blue, green and I think black shiny shorts (mainly Adidas). But all scenes are very brief and from a distance. There are almost all colors of shorts, maybe except purple and orange. One teen girl in dark pink shorts but I think not shiny. I think very few wet scenes.

Also an older teen boy also sitting shirtless in shiny yellow shorts and another one in light blue.

The movie is a classic and very good. Some funny scenes in the cabins. And funny end.

But most boys are quite old. But still maybe around rating 9. Main entry at


I still have to check the sequels.

Party Camp


Comedy film starring Andrew Ross
Year: 1987
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~9-13
Who in shorts 2: men, woman
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: One young man in shiny, blue Adidas shorts (white stripes, pics 2+3), one in shiny light grey shorts (dark stripes), 2 men running in red and green shorts, a young woman at a pool in black shorts, some younger boys aged ~9 and up running in different shorts (including blue, beige and colorful), one boy in yellow shorts sitting (not sure if shiny, pic 2) and some other boys and girls sitting in colorful and other shorts (maybe not shiny). A young man in white shorts but probably not shiny (Tennis shorts ?).

I found this by coincidence and have to recheck this more carefully. Sorry I forgot some pics and have to make an update.

Also nice wooden bunk beds. Soon on my other blog.

Rating 6-7 for now. Obviously rather few good scenes of younger actors.