There’s a hard-boiled lesbian private eye, a hot dame in peril, a nutty drag queen who is the ring-leader of a bizarre underground cactus scene, and a baby who shoots laser out of his eyes… and that’s just the beginning of Todd Selby’s queer short film Redmond Hand, Private Dick.
The Wire’s Felicia “Snoop” Pearson stars as Red Hand, a detective with a love for hard liquor, condo fires, and soft women. It’s that last one that gets Red in trouble, though, when a sexy damsel in distress struts into Red’s office with a sob story about a missing cactus.
“You and me gonna be wrestling around in some Pottery Barn sheets before we know it,” Red assures her. After all, the private dick admits, “I’ve done weirder shit for some pussy.”
That’s when Katya enters the picture, leading our private dick to a wild Echo Park party where trippy-looking hipsters exchange diamonds for stolen cactuses between increasingly nutty quips (“I don’t have to lease my boner” says one bewigged partygoer. And: “If my son turned out gay… I would want him to be a top”). Then things really get weird.
I’ll leave you to discover what happens next.