After being emasculated at a sales conference, gay couple Reese and Peyton decide the only way to prove their masculinity is to sleep with some women. “Men Don’t Whisper,” directed by Jordan Firstman, is an uproarious satire on gender expectations delivered with gloriously over-the-top performances and razor sharp dialogue. Within its ludicrous rom-com framework, it’s grounded by precise characterizations of its leads: Firstman playing Peyton, and co-writer Charles Rogers as Reese. “Is this because they awarded my sales with an Amazon fire stick?” wants to know Peyton, in response to Reese's insecurity that he’s never done anything manly other than tie a couple knots on a tubing trip one time. Indeed the question on both of their minds is the same, “We can’t seem to agree on who’s the man in this relationship.” And so they decide to to something about it. While drinking at the hotel bar, Peyton zeroes in on an half-baked idea, “we’re gonna fuck those girls,” he says, referring to a pair of fellow conference attendees across the restaurant. Reese, understandably, doesn’t understand, “What, why?” But before they can answer, they’re face to face with the women with a lot to prove. And they proceed to talk a big game (“you guys into sex?”), but can they seal the deal? Last year, we featured Firstman’s “Call Your Father,” which explores the relationship between a prickly, know-it-all millennial and an older man. Here, he’s in full hijinks mode, and the broad comedy works wonderfully against the specificity of Firstman’s brand of hysterical self-analysis. Co-starring Bridey Elliott (Affections), Clare McNulty, and Cheri Oteri, all on A-game. (22 minutes). Created and Written by Jordan Firstman & Charles Rogers. Directed by Jordan Firstman. Starring Jordan Firstman, Charles Rogers, Bridey Elliott, Clare McNulty, and Cheri Oteri. DP: Drew Daniels. Editor: Patrick Lawrence. Original Music: Adam Arcuragi.