Zoom (1999)


Educational series
Year: 1999-2005
Year in film: 1990s, 00s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~10
Who in shorts 2: girls ~10, 16 ?
Available on DVD: partly VHS
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: As announced on my bib overalls blog (f/m, but mainly girls and teen girls, currently rating 6), there are some few boys and girls in (shiny) shorts, too.

At least a boy, I think handicapped, in oversized pink shorts in s3e24, a boy in dark blue shorts in s2e20, 2 white stripes. And a girl in black or similar shorts in s3e37.

Some older teen girls playing Basketball in  red shorts but probably not shiny (s1e6).

For now, rating 4-5 only due to the few and brief scenes.

They sometimes wore costumes in the studio, also on my western blog, rating 5.



Update: Kidsongs


As announced on my bib overalls blog, I found some more scenes.

At least girls in pink, purple and red shorts (not sure if all are shiny). Girl in red shorts doing rope jumping in song “Skip to my Lou”. Also a boy in red shorts playing Baseball. Another boy in medium blue shorts, but probably not shiny. Maybe some more.

Pics 1+2 are from the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (1985), pic 3 I think from “This Old Man”. Songs are available on different DVDs including A Day at Old MacDonald’s Farm. Recent vid of the official YouTube channel.

I still haven’t rechecked all episodes for shiny shorts and swim shorts (especially the Kidsongs TV Show). Great series with handsome boys (Kyle and others) and good songs.

Rating~6-7 for this scenes.

Main entry, rating 8 (same for the other blog, f/m)



Dgesastsauli dgesastsaulis molodinshi


Drama, 3 parts
Year: 1989
Year in film: 1980s ?
Country: Soviet Union
Who in shorts: boys ~9-12
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  4/10 *
Rating: ****
Comment: Some boys swimming. One boy shirtless in pink swim shorts, one in yellow, one in white or similar and some in black shorts. Maybe not all are shiny. Also skinny dipping scenes.

Also boys and a girl in sailor suits (other blog, rating 5). Not sure about the time setting due to the sailor suits. Should be after a war and childhood memories of the author. Maybe showing the 1940s and 1980s or the shorts are anachronistic.

English title: Holiday in Expectation of a Holiday, Russian title: Праздник ожидания праздника, 1984 novel by Fazil Iskander (1929-2016).

Some very interesting scenes, but rather few (good) shorts scenes.

Rating 4-5 for shorts, movie rating maybe 6-7.

Tsatsiki, farsan och olivkriget


Family film part 3
Year: 2015
Year in film: 2010s ?
Country: SUE
Who in shorts: Tsatsiki 12, boy ~10
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: At least Emrik Ekholm as Tsatsiki shirtless in pink board shorts, also sitting and wet (and underwater scenes), and a younger boy in striped blue/green/light blue or similar board shorts or swim shorts. A man (dad) in medium blue swim shorts. A 12 yo girl called Alva in a bathing suit and shorts over them (but maybe not shiny), also in shortalls (bib overalls blog rating 5, also another pic of Tsatsiki there, pink dry).

I don’t know the complete movie, yet.

Unfortunatley not shiny shorts, but modern board shorts. But pink in interesting and rare on boys. I assume rather few good scenes.

Rating 4-5 for now.

Movie #2, is better, rating 5.


Piranha (1995)


Horror film. Sequel. Pruducer Roger Corman
Year: 1995
Year in film: 1990s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~9-15
Who in shorts 2: men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Clothing occurence: medium-
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Some shirtless boys (including fat boys) and teen boys in mainly or only wet board shorts, swim shorts and at least some few older teen boys or young men in speedos. Girls and women I think in other swimwear only.

Many different colors. Notable board shorts include boys in pink, dark blue, light blue, light green/blue, colorful and I think black and also red ones.

Swim shorts including one pair in pink, black, light blue, light turqouise ones and maybe some more. Also some few and very brief underwater scenes and people running out of the water. Aka Roger Corman Presents Piranha.

Of course not as good as the 1978 movie with short and yellow shorts and also women (rating 9).

Rather few good scenes (often very brief or in the background), first scene starting at 31 minutes. Then 36, 39, 1h05, 1h13, 1h20.

I don’t watch this movie often. I even didn’t remember kids at all.

Rating 4-5 only.

A Minor Miracle


Family film starring Pelé
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~7-15
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: Soccer boys (orphans) in mainly dark blue and red shorts (Puma ?), pic 4 near the end. Also individual boys in other colors, a blonde boy in pink shorts, one or more in medium blue, one in white, one older black boy in light yellow or similar shorts, one in maybe darkend white (Adidas) probably medium blue stripes, probably black shorts (pic 1), and maybe some more.

Also shirtless scenes and sitting in a dorm (soon on my bedroom blog, rating ~7).

Another interesting movie, I found on IMDb. This time available on DVD (also as a double feature) and Laserdisc, but not sure about the image quality. Movie is now PD.

Rating 8 for now. Boys in pink shorts are quite rare.


De wereld van Ludovic


Family film
Year: 1993
Year in film: 1990s
Country: B, NL, F
Who in shorts: boys ~12
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: Some boys, around 12 yo, mostly darkhaired, shirtless in swimwear at an indoor pool. Some in speedos, most in mainly tight, often rather short swim shorts including light yellow, blue (dark blue and medium blue) and even pink, mostly combined with other colors. Medium blue is almost light blue and plain color. Not sure about the fabrics. And I think not wet.

Not bad, but I think only one, rather brief swimwear scene.

Needs to be rechecked completetly. But short and tight pink (also rear view) and yellow are great.

Rating 7-8 for now. English title: The World of Ludovic.

Das Geheimnis des Steins


Adventure series, 13 ep
Year: 1992
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Sweden, Germany
Who in shorts: Tomek ~15
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Around 15 or 16 yo Attila Santa in light pink, shiny Adidas shorts (white or yellow stripes), also shirtless and wet after swimming. Main character 13 yo Jake in red boardhorts (boxer style) but I think not shiny. I remember only few and rather brief shorts scenes (1 or 2).

Very good but the teen boy is quite old. And few scenes only. But boys in pink are interesting. The younger blonde boy is more handsome and shy, but not in shiny shorts.

So rating 6-7 only.

Good plot and series. Handsome boys, partly longhaired. Some other scenes of interest like Jake in underwear and crossdressing scenes of mainly younger boys and girls.

Unfortunately not on DVD and I don’t own the complete series. English title: The Secret of the Stone.

Drexell’s Class


Sitcom 18 ep.
Year: 1991-1992
Year in film: 1990s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~11-13 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Some boys and girls (mixed teams) at PE playing Basketball both in shiny (?) yellow and light green shorts, also sitting. At least one girl sitting in pink shorts. Pics from ep 2 “Air Drexell”. Starring Matthew Lawrence.

Very interesting. Unfortunately not on DVD and only 2 episodes on YouTube. (Other one probably not showing shorts).

Also on my bib overalls blog, rating 5 (boy, girl).

Rating around 6. Not available anyway.




TV series of singing US boys and girls
Year: 1985-1995
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~8-12 ?
Who in shorts 2: girls ~8-10
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, 1 DVD
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  8/10
Rating: ********
Comment: Some boys around 10 yo in shiny shorts, and younger and older boys in board shorts and else.

At least one episode with these boys playing Soccer. White shiny shorts, the goal keeper in red shiny shorts. Probably more boys in other colors. Obviously in an earlier episode (1980s).

Also swimming kids shirtless. Boys, mainly young boys in mainly boardshorts. Not sure about girls or women in shiny shorts.

I don’t remember the names of the episodes and have to do more research. There are different compilation DVDs and clips. And the Kidsongs TV Show.

Also on my overalls blog rating 8 (f/m).

Update: Also girls and some more boys, rating 6. New tags: girls, sitting, pink, purple. Update 2: Also Adidas light blue (boy+girl) and Basketball kids green+yellow